Understanding Emotional Development
Strategies Parents Can Use from Toddlerhood through Adolescence Emotions PROVIDE CHILDREN WITH INVALUABLE INFORMATION about themselves, their environment, and their relationship with others in their environment. Developing the ability to identify, understand, and integrate emotional information are critical aspects of emotion development, which when achieved are associated with positive social, academic, and mental health outcomes for…Read More
Principles for Parenting a Girl with ADHD
Parenting matters. This might appear to contradict what we know about the causes of ADHD in girls (and boys). Please let me clarify. No, how you parent your daughter doesn’t cause the disorder. But parenting does contribute greatly to outcomes for girls with ADHD. Despite the biological realities underlying ADHD, parenting practices are essential to…Read More
Where Does ADHD Come From?
Behavioral genetic (SUCH AS TWIN STUDIES) AND MOLECULAR GENETIC STUDIES have made it clear that genetic influences play an outsized role in explaining why some people have more ADHD-related traits than other people do. Yet, large epidemiological studies have made it equally clear that several environmental exposures are also associated with ADHD. For example, ADHD is…Read More
How ADHD Sometimes Gets Worse
PART ONE WHEN WE SAY THAT A PERSON’S ADHD HAS GOTTEN WORSE, what we usually mean is that the person’s executive functions, his ability to manage himself, have not yet developed enough to meet task requirements usually expected for a person of that age. As a child gets older, family, teachers, friends, and the wider…Read More