Laura Flynn McCarthy
Laura is a freelance writer who specializes in parenting and children's health. She lives with her family in Bow, New Hampshire.
Top 10 Questions About ADHD Medications for Children...Answered!
Before considering ADHD medication for your child, you want to know how they work, what... ADHD medications »
Loving Someone with ADHD Is Easy...
...but living with them is another matter (especially if you're a neatnik). The good news:... more »
8 Tips For Your First School Meeting
When meeting with the school about your child's ADHD or learning disabilities, keep discussions friendly... more »
Teaching Resilience to ADHD Children: Advice for Parents
Seven strategies to help parents teach their ADHD children how to bounce back from challenges... more »
How Does Behavior Therapy Work?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that doctors prescribe behavior therapy before medicine for preschoolers... more »
What If You Could Hire a Life-with-ADHD Coach?
Your ADHD medication helps with focus and impulsitivity — but you still struggle with time... ADHD coaching»
ADHD and Hormones: Symptoms in Teen Girls, Women
ADHD symptoms change during the course of a woman’s life. Here, we outline four stages... more »
The Weight of ADHD On Your Marriage
If raising a child with ADHD can strain even the sturdiest marriage, imagine what it... more »
Your ADHD Diagnosis Guide
A thorough evaluation of ADHD symptoms is complicated — as it should be to ensure... more »
When Your ADHD Child Is the Bully
You may be used to your child being the victim of bullying, but what about... more »
Medicate My 4-Year-Old?!
Revised guidelines give doctors the go-ahead to diagnose and treat ADHD in younger kids, but... Diagnosed younger, treated sooner »
Your Child's ADHD Evaluation: 6 Diagnosis Essentials
To ensure the right diagnosis for your child, first focus on the doctor's workup. Learn... ADHD evaluation essentials »
Train the Parent, Help the Child
Sometimes, medication alone does not turn around a child's negative behaviors. If you're a parent... more »
ADHD Siblings: Sharing Your Attention Equally with Non-ADD Children
Expert advice for making sure that your children without ADHD also get the time and... more »
Five ways to keep the peace among your kids... more »
How Parent-Training Programs Work
Children with ADHD are up to 11 times more likely than their peers to develop... Strategies for changing defiant behavior»
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