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School-based Support for Children who are Struggling: Tips for Parents to Navigate, Advocate and Collaborate adhd blog May 06, 2021

Families need to feel they can advocate for their children, especially when struggling in school.  Children with ADHD, anxiety or depression can have challenges with relationships and functioning in school.  Knowing how to request for help or extra support can be overwhelming....

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Tips on How to Talk to Kids about Guns blog parenting Apr 24, 2021

After talking with a few parents & colleagues about my original blog post in 2016 that is now updated (“Kids and Guns: It’s about Child Safety”) it became clear that a follow up post was needed.  While playdate cards help parents talk to other parents, what resources...

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Guns and Kids: Its About Child Safety blog parenting Apr 24, 2021

One of the first issues I became passionate about was keeping kids safe from guns. Why? While I was a pediatric resident in San Diego, the school shootings at Santee, California occurred. This was just two years after the horrific events at Columbine. I saw kids coming to clinic, with ...

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Don't forget, just a normal kid (with ADHD) adhd blog Apr 18, 2021

“He is ready to go and won’t stop until he goes to bed!”

“She is so forgetful and I get frustrated because I have to keep nagging her. When will she learn to take care of her own things?”

“I am constantly getting calls from the school and quite frankly it is...

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Don't battle myths of ADHD alone, talk to your child's doctor adhd Apr 08, 2021

The Washington Post column by Valerie Strauss “If you can pay attention, you do not have ADHD”–and 9 other misconceptions about the disorder” is a great read.  Ms. Strauss highlights the Top 10 Myths of ADHD by Dr. Ned Hallowell, a child and adult psychiatrist....

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A New Way To Work With ADHD While Having Fun adhd Apr 07, 2021

One of the most common conditions I see and love to help families with is ADHD. ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. What comes to mind when you think of ADHD? Perhaps a child who cannot sit still and constantly moving?  Or always talking in class? Maybe you...

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Timely Tips for Parents of Children with Executive Functioning Issues adhd book review facebook live Mar 09, 2021

Have you ever wondered how to help your child learn to become more organized? Ever wished your child could plan for their day and know what they needed to be prepared? Wondered if your child would ever come to see order in the chaos of life? Every parent wants to see their child become a...

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How to Talk to Kids about Anxiety anxiety blog Mar 08, 2021

Parenting a child with anxiety can be a lot of work. I have seen families who “walk on eggshells” or have stopped going out in public or doing fun things because of their children’s strong emotions. Parents need to know how to talk to their kids about anxiety as a way to open...

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Know the Signs of Teen Depression & How to Promote Wellness depression Feb 27, 2018

On Monday, the revised two-part Guidelines for Adolescent Depression-Primary Care (GLAD-PC)  were published in Pediatrics. The original guidelines were released in 2007. The guidelines reflect 10 years of additional research and evidence around what practices can do to prepare, identify and...

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