Healthy Self-Esteem in Kids

School is starting back and one of the things your child needs most for the new school year is not a new pack of pencils, or a new notebook, but healthy self-esteem. Self-esteem is the way we perceive ourselves. It plays a central role in a child’s motivation and achievements in school, social relationships and […]

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Independence for ADHD Students in College

Last week we shared some tips for helping your child with ADHD survive the transition from elementary school to middle school. But what about the ADHD students making the transition from high school to college? If you’re worried about your child making the transition from high school to college, keep them from drifting into academic […]

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Middle School Challenges for Kids with ADHD

Middle school is already a challenge for every tween, bringing all kinds of new experiences like new friends, new academic structure, and of course – puberty. These challenges can be even harder for kids with attention deficit disorder (ADHD – formerly called ADD). Here is a list of 10 daily obstacles that students with ADHD […]

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Your Child’s First Phone: Are They Ready?

Deciding when to give your child their first phone can be a source of anxiety. Smartphones, in particular, offer a portal to the internet, apps and social media. You may not feel your child is ready for that much access to the digital world. Yet, you may want to get your child a phone for […]

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All About the Recommended Immunization Schedules

​Each year, top disease experts—including pediatricians—work together to decide which vaccines to include in the Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger. The schedule is approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health care organizations. It is based on review of […]

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Breakfast for Learning

Why the Morning Meal Matters Maybe your teen snoozed through their alarm and doesn’t have time for breakfast. Or too many things went wrong to get your kids fed before they left for school. Maybe your child flat-out refuses to eat breakfast. It’s not unusual to miss breakfast occasionally. But if it becomes the norm, […]

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