How to Babysit Children with ADHD

How to Babysit Children with ADHD

Babysitting can be hard, especially when children have behavioral disorders. For instance, children with ADHD can get easily distracted and quickly jump from one activity to another. This can cause the child to forget your rules, which can be frustrating for both of you. Here are some tips on how to babysit children with ADHD. Tip 1: Ask the parents any questions you have. If you are nervous about caring for a child with ADHD, that is normal. Unless you know someone else with ADHD and have spent a lot…

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Adult Attention Deficit Disorder and Treatments

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder and Treatments Attention Deficit Disorder is an adult mental illness that affects most of us. The disorder is defined as an inability to pay attention in a fixed manner. This happens to be a severe problem in most adults today, especially in the United States. To get help for attention deficit disorder, one must first identify it and then work towards getting it cured. You will need to seek help from medical professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, or certified nurse practitioners. ADHD stands for Attention Deficit…

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – Learn How To Deal With It Early

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD is a condition in which a child, teenager or adult is often active but may also be impulsive and distractible. The condition has been responsible for thousands of cases over the years. In our world today, it’s name is still a bit of a mystery. It’s got as much impact as an ice cream blast when the kids are in charge! Normal school-age children can get into trouble with it, usually in class. They do things they shouldn’t be doing because of…

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The Effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children

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The Effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is considered to be one of the most common disorders among children in the world. Some children may not see the symptoms of the disorder until they become adults. They just continue the routines that they had been using since they were young. Sometimes, the effects of ADHD are still evident when the child is adults. It may not be the same symptom that the child was used to; this is because the symptoms of ADHD…

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Best After School Activities for Your Child with ADHD

Best After School Activities for Your Child with ADHD

Finding the right activities for your child can be quite difficult if they struggle with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Some hobbies just add to the challenges of school by requiring them to sit still for long periods of time with little to no excitement, exacerbating their already tenuous hold on their restraint. Rather than be completely restrained even more, children with ADHD need to both have a way to be active and a structure that helps them to strengthen their self-control. The activity you choose should also be something that they…

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Early Prenatal Anemia May Increase Risk of Autism, ADHD

A new Swedish study suggests anemia early in pregnancy may increase the risk of autism, ADHD and intellectual disability in children. Anemia is a common condition in late pregnancy and researchers discovered anemia toward the end of pregnancy did not have the same correlation. The findings, published in JAMA Psychiatry, underscore the importance of early screening for iron status and nutrition counseling. An estimated 15-20% of pregnant women worldwide suffer from iron deficiency anemia — lower blood oxygen levels due to a lack of iron. By the third trimester, pregnant…

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Young Moms May Be More Likely to Have Kids with ADHD

A new study finds that young moms, particularly those under the age of 20, are more likely to have a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For the study, researchers from the University of South Australia (UniSA) explored the genetic relationship between female reproductive traits and key psychiatric disorders. They found that the genetic risk of ADHD in children was strongly associated with early maternal age at first birth, especially for women younger than 20. ADHD is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder which affects a person’s ability to exert age-appropriate self-control.…

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Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution Tied to Brain Changes Often Seen in ADHD, Autism

A new Spanish study shows a link between prenatal exposure to air pollution and changes in the corpus callosum, a region of the brain associated with neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The findings are published in the journal Environmental Research. Over the past few decades, several studies have looked at the effects of air pollution on cognitive capacities in children. However, very little research has been done on the changes that air pollution could induce in children’s growing brains. The new…

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ADHD and Autism Share Changes in Same Genes

Autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) share changes in the same genes, according to researchers from iPSYCH, Denmark’s largest psychiatry research project. In Denmark, approximately one percent of schoolchildren have autism and two to three percent are diagnosed with ADHD. Autism and ADHD can share certain common symptoms. For example, children with either disorder can demonstrate violent or aggressive behaviors, be impulsive, and have problems in school and with social relations. The new study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, reveals that the similarities between the two diagnoses can be…

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I am Back to Blogging – Happy New Year 2018

I am back! After taking a year off to finish writing my book I am finally back to updating this blog and writing articles for my online magazine, The Healthy Moms Magazine. My manuscript is complete and it is currently going through the editing process. I  will let all of you know when it will be published as soon as I can. I am excited, relieved and nervous about getting my first book published. If it is a success there will be more to come. What have we been up…

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