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Immaturity and ADHD Diagnosis

Immaturity and ADHD Diagnosis

ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral condition diagnosed to our children. According to the CDC, 9.5% of children age 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD since 2007 – that’s 5.4 million children! On average, there is a 3% increase in children diagnosed each year. That is an alarming number, and what is leading to this drastic increase? A recent study published in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) found that the youngest children in the classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD.

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Do Babies Need Healthy Fat for Intelligence?

Do Babies Need Healthy Fat for Intelligence?

The intelligence level of a child may be determined by the nutrients that he or she ingests early in life, according to a study published in the journal, Child Development. In the three-part study, scientists determined that baby formula containing essential fatty acids may improve a child’s ability to solve certain problems. The results show that 229 infants from Texas were randomly given either regular baby formula or baby formula containing two fatty acids: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA).

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Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Pet

Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Pet

Anyone who’s ever owned a pet knows how difficult it can be after he or she passes away. For many, pets are part of the family, and losing one can be devastating, especially for children. Parents often shelter their children from the death of a pet; however, in most cases, this is not the best approach.

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ADHD and Sleep

ADHD and Sleep

According to a research abstract which was presented at the 25th meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), lack of sleep in adolescence may have a direct link to ADHD symptoms. Around 6,680 children were analyzed and the results showed that lack of sleep in pre-school aged children was a predictor for inattentive and hyperactive problems during kindergarten. The ratings of amount of sleep and inattentive/hyperactive problems were reported by the children’s parents.

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Limiting Video Game Time

Limiting Video Game Time

Video games are becoming a problem for many, especially pre-teens and teens. From the moment they wake up to the second they sleep, video games are on their minds. However, video game addiction is not just a problem for teens and pre-teens, it can affect anyone from young children to older adults.

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ADHD and Increased Risk of injury

ADHD and Increased Risk of injury

ADHD is a common problem facing many adolescents and adults. In children, it is commonly characterized by a lack of attention, forgetfulness, the inability to sit still, and excessive talking. According to the CDC, 5.4 million (9.5%) children between ages 4-17 have been diagnosed since 2007 and that number is steadily growing. Along with the common symptoms of ADHD, come additional risks. A recent study conducted by the University of Alabama has found that children with ADHD are twice as likely to be seriously injured; boys in this group were more likely to be injured than girls.

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Eating Disorders & Children

Eating Disorders & Children

While obesity statistics are on the rise for children, so is another disturbing trend: eating disorders. Studies from the Eating Disorder Foundation found that nearly half of 10-year-old girls in the United States are dieting, have a strong fear of “becoming fat”, or are engaging in binge eating. For some, these behaviors worsen into their teen years, as 27% of the girls display serious eating disorder symptoms.

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Children and Sleep

Children and Sleep

With school in session now for most children, getting enough quality sleep is vital for both academic success as well as overall physical and emotional health. However, healthy sleep can be elusive, especially for our kids.

According to NorthShore Sleep Medicine, school-aged children need between 10-12 hours of sleep. This can be very difficult to achieve in today’s culture, as cell phones, television and video games can make it difficult for your children to get enough sleep. They are also most likely used to a summer bedtime schedule of around 10 or 11 PM and a transition to a different routine can take time and effort.

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The Power of Positivity on Self-Esteem

The Power of Positivity on Self-Esteem

One of the key factors in determining levels of personal happiness and success stems from healthy self-esteem. With support structures within the family often crumbling due to hectic lifestyles and busy schedules, it can become hard to instill strong personal values in our children. In addition, pressures from the media – which promote ideals of beauty and status symbols –are hard (if not impossible) to live up to and attain.

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It’s Back to School Time! Tips for a Smooth Transition

It’s Back to School Time! Tips for a Smooth Transition

Kids are rarely super excited to see the freedom of summer go on hiatus for another year, but many times this is due to apprehension about the upcoming school year, from handling homework assignments to interacting with teachers. However, natural remedies can make a big difference for kids of all ages!

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