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Archives: August 2012
posted: Wednesday August 29th - 9:57am
ADD, ODD, and Eye Contact
"My seven-year-old son has been diagnosed with inattentive-type ADD, and looks at the mouth, not in the eyes, of people who are speaking to him. I have been told that this is common in kids with ODD. Is this true? How can I get my son to make eye contact?"
posted: Friday August 17th - 9:09am
Great School, Great Teachers — Finally
A mom searches for—and finds—a new school for her unhappy, unappreciated sons. You can, too.
When my two sons were young, I meditated just to get through the morning. They hated school and getting them up was a nightmare. Our oldest son is predominantly inattentive and our younger son is hyperactive and impulsive. In school, our inattentive son was well behaved, but he tuned out the teacher and missed much of what was going on. His brother had trouble sitting still,...
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posted: Wednesday August 8th - 6:41am« The Experts's blog
Grounding My Kids' Early-Morning Escapades
"The right dose of Concerta is helping my boys do better in school, but it has not improved their impulsive morning behavior. They get up at 5 A.M. and roam the house. Rewards and consequences haven't discouraged them from doing it. Should I put locks on their doors from the outside to keep them safe?"
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