Parents and educators dealing with children (or adults) with ADHD are likely to have heard increasing references to the terms “executive functioning” (EF) and “self-regulation” over the past few years.
All of us with children are well versed in the challenges of helping our little ones navigate through episodes of frustration or unusual behavior. Tantrums or unexpected actions most always have a cause – and parents who work down the typical checklist of tiredness, hunger, sickness, need of attention, boredom or something similar can usually isolate the culprit that is leading to their behavior.
The biggest bedtime mistake parents of toddlers make is bringing the youngster into the marital bed in the middle of the night. This is the hidden secret of thousands of parents in the 21st Century! During the 1940’s and ’50’s, the big challenge was feeding....
Adolescence is a period characterized by change in nearly every aspect of life. Puberty, hormonal changes, ongoing brain development, transitioning to a different and more challenging school environment, and social changes can all make adolescence a period of growth that is simultaneously thrilling and terrifying.
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