Archives for January 2015

ADHD Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis

Kids diagnosed with ADHD don't necessarily have it. According to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control, 5.9 million children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD.

That's 1 in every 10 children who has has been diagnosed with ADHD.  Two-thirds of these children are taking prescription drugs for this condition.

But are these cases really an ADHD diagnosis or misdiagnosis?

I don’t know about you, but I think these numbers are staggering and worrisome. I also think they’re wildly exaggerated. Exaggerated because the diagnosis isn’t always accurate.

And if the diagnosis isn’t accurate, then a lot of children are taking

ADHD Parenting: 3 Communication Tips for ADHD

Parenting ADHD kids requires good communication skills.

ADHD Parenting Requires Good Communication Skills

And I admit, it's not always easy!

ADHD kids can drive you crazy, and it's easy to say something that only makes everything worse.

I admit to blurting things out that I regretted and even screaming at my son. I worked on saying something appropriate. I stopped screaming. And I apologized, reminding him that I did love him. We lived through it, and he's now one terrific parent himself.

So don't beat yourself up. Get some effective strategies and

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