Archive for 'Attention, Memory & Learning'
ADHD often means that children have difficulty controlling their behavior. Experts agree that the exact cause of ADHD is unknown, but that genetic and biological components play a role. Typically conventional medications (often with harsh side effects and unknown long-term repercussions) are used to control symptoms, yet recent findings indicate that a far more natural approach can be used.Full Story
Children are resilient and can cope with many difficult experiences, but sometimes their emotional health suffers. The world is a large and sometimes scary place. The playground may not always be fun and games and growing up is not easy. As parents, we hope to have happy, well-adjusted children, and want for nothing more.Full Story
There are many times in our lives when we may feel like we can’t concentrate, which can lead to distraction, disorganization, and irritability. Unfortunately, these symptoms can make it impossible to enjoy our daily lives. There are many factors that can lead to these symptoms such as a lack of sleep, change in diet, or medication changes. Whatever the reason may be, there are alternative remedies to combat concentration issues.Full Story
Growing up isn’t always easy, and children with ADHD can have an especially hard time developing a healthy self-esteem. According to experts, children with ADHD may feel little control and success over their experiences in comparison to their peers, which can lead to compounding conditions such as depression and anxiety.Full Story
With the end of the school year upon us, many children are studying for numerous exams and tests. Thankfully, a lot can be done to optimize brainpower – so that information can be processed and retrieved from the far corners of the mind – pronto!
Check out our test-taking strategies and tips so that you can pass on this valuable info to your children or grandchildren, and in the process, help them to achieve their full potential! We’ve even included natural (and above all, safe) study aids.Full Story
Many people think yoga is just another form of exercise, and yes it’s true that yoga can help you lose weight, lower blood pressure and improve oxygen levels in the body; another benefit of yoga includes what it can do for your mind. If you suffer from ADHD, you may have a rough time trying to slow down your thought processes, thereby leading to overwhelming feelings of stress and anxiety, but incorporating yoga into your schedule can help greatly.Full Story
The other day, I found my mind starting to wander and wavering between work projects, but I just couldn’t quite place my finger on why I was feeling this way. Granted, we all have a little stress in our lives, which can cause inattention, but mine isn’t anything to write home about. So, I decided to look at a few variables and do some research on why I was having a hard time concentrating. After my research and an hour of feeling like I was getting nothing accomplished, I decided to take my pen tapping, leg fidgeting self for a walk- and this is why it helped.Full Story
I spent some time catching up with an old friend the other day who is enrolled in a graduate program. While she’s enjoying it so far, she said at times some of the same motivation and concentration difficulties crop up that she experienced during her undergraduate and even high school years, despite the fact that late-night parties are (mostly) a thing of the past.Full Story
Oftentimes children are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and it only makes sense the two conditions, juvenile diabetes and ADHD, will meet each other. Although the two issues seem completely unrelated, some studies have shown that high levels of blood sugar can contribute to symptoms of ADHD. Although diabetes does not necessarily cause ADHD, the symptoms of diabetes can make ADHD harder to manage.Full Story
All too often, we get wrapped up in complex plans or problem-solving, neglecting to see the simplest solutions right in front of us. Sometimes all it takes is getting back to the basics and nature to help us with many common health-related complaints.Full Story