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The Angst around Medications for ADHD

Parents often worry about the need to start medications if their child is diagnosed with ADHD. It can be a stressful time, weighing the pros and cons. Caregivers can experience a host of emotions and thoughts. When is the right time to start medications?  Is there a “right time”? Does this mean my child will be on medications forever? Was there something I could have done to prevent this? What did I do wrong? RELATED: Parental Angst Making and Revisiting Decisions about

Navigating the iWorld with your kids…one app at a time

I am preparing to give a talk at an upcoming pediatrics conference in October about social media and children. There is definitely a growing body of general guidance to pediatricians that suggests we talk to families about: Limiting TV to less than 2 hours a day for children and no TV for kids under 2 years of age Have discussions about social media and set limits Monitor kids’ usage and keep computers in public spaces Keep kids’ smart phones/cell phones out of bedrooms

Troubleshooting Time-In

  Let’s face it, when do parents often run into problems with their kids? When they are bored, tired or when mom is busy making dinner, on the phone or yes, even taking a few minutes to use the bathroom…We have all been there! It’s not unusual for parents to feel like they already are spending a lot of time with their children. We must make sure basic needs are met. So how come when we try to step away