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posted: Monday June 22nd - 9:00am
How Can I Break My Child’s Minecraft Obsession?
When your child gets sucked into an addicting game, battles often ensue over time limits on screen time. Here are some strategies, apps, and tools for achieving Minecraft moderation.
posted: Thursday May 21st - 1:58pm
The Neuroscience Behind Video-Game Addiction
“Does any current neuroscience investigate whether and how different kinds of games affect the brain? Do different games affect their brains differently?”
posted: Thursday May 21st - 1:40pm
Are Car Racing Games Eroding My Child’s Brain?
“My son loves car racing games. I find them mindless and a waste of time. Should I be concerned about their impact on a child with working memory and executive function issues?”
posted: Thursday May 21st - 10:02am
"Neat Tricks" — Tips for Daily Decluttering
I heard that doing a little decluttering every other day keeps a room from getting too messy. But I like to do things in a fit of hyperfocus all at once. Any suggestions for me?
posted: Thursday May 21st - 9:57am
Sending an ADHD Packrat Packing
My ADHD husband is a pack rat who can’t part with anything. How can I get him to stop spreading his junk all over the house?
posted: Thursday May 21st - 9:49am
Table the Clutter: Organizing a Shared Space
I am a 41-year-old ADHD mom. I work at the dining room table for my job on weekends. Everyone leaves stuff on the table, so when I sit down to work, I have to spend time cleaning it up before I start. Can I prevent this from happening?
posted: Tuesday May 19th - 1:53pm
Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder
Sharon Heller, Ph.D., answers frequently asked questions about sensory processing disorder (SPD).
posted: Monday May 18th - 4:41pm
Alzheimer's and ADHD: Is There a Link?
I’ve heard that people with ADHD have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Is this true and, if so, are there any natural therapies that will help me protect my ADHD brain from dementia?
The link between ADHD and Alzheimer’s is based on only one study that has structural flaws. Another study did not show any link between ADHD and Alzheimer’s. I think it is premature to assume that people with ADHD have an increased risk of dementia, without more research. I am not an expert on the prevention or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, but to reduce one’s chances of developing...
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posted: Monday May 18th - 4:30pm
Can I Treat My Son's Auditory Processing Disorder Naturally?
My son has been diagnosed with an auditory processing disorder (APD) that is exacerbating his ADHD. Is there a natural treatment that can help manage this condition?
It is important to make sure that the APD diagnosis is correct. A true auditory processing disorder is a neurological problem that must be diagnosed by an audiologist. Many children have difficulty listening or attending to verbal information as a result of ADHD or other conditions, without having APD. If it turns out that your son does have the condition, medication will not help. Treatments may...
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posted: Monday May 18th - 4:19pm« All Blogs
Can Self-Hypnosis Help with my Child's ADHD?
I’ve heard that self-hypnosis can help a person manage ADHD symptoms. How does self-hypnosis work, and can it help my child?
Self-hypnosis helps some children with ADHD. It is a way of using one’s mind and imagination to achieve certain goals. For example, a child with headaches can imagine herself in a relaxing place, and visualize her muscles relaxing. The visualization may actually cause the muscles to relax, and the headache might resolve. The mind-body connection is powerful. Self-hypnosis can be helpful for dealing with anxiety and promoting...
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