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Half of Kids' Headphones That Claim to Limit Volume May Actually Cause Hearing Loss

Here's a report every parent should pay close attention to!<p>Listen up, parents. According to a new report, many kids' headphones that claim to limit the volume at which music can be played <i>don't</i> live up to that promise, and they may even be causing our children hearing loss and ear damage. This …

Anxiety, Irritability May be First Warning of Depression in Kids

An early warning sign of depression in teenagers may not be sadness, but rather anxious and even irritable behavior, British researchers reported Wednesday.<p>They found that the children of parents with major depression often gave clues not only in the form of anxiety, but also with angry, resentful …

Parents Trying to Limit Kids' Screen Time Should Start With Their Own

The majority of parents spend more than nine hours a day looking at a screen (and that's not counting work hours!)—are you one of them?<p>Quick—how many hours a day do you think you spend staring a screen. Two? Maybe three? Five?<p>Try somewhere around NINE. That's right—according to a new survey from …

Use This Method to Get Your Child’s Attention

As parents, we all deal with distractions in our children’s lives. Dr. Dehra Harris explains how to get your child to listen when distractions are …

Parents Who Co-Sleep Will Hate This Study

A just-published study in the <i>Journal of Affective Disorders</i> is sure to anger or alarm parents who share their beds with their children. The study, …

Sharing a Bed With Your Kid Is Not So Great for Their Mental Health

Sharing a bed can lead to increased anxiety and depression in kids, says a new study.<p>Sleeping in the same bed as your baby is pretty common, buta recent study might cause some moms to question their choices (and cause others to continue just doing their thing). It turns out it could <i>potentially</i> make …

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One of the most successful ways to address ADHD is through education. By learning about the condition, something that becomes a lot easier when you …

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House Call: New research could change how ADHD is treated

A recent study shows more about the genes behind attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and could help scientists develop new treatment …

#1 Positive Thinking & Self Help Community

HEALTH AND WELLNESS – POWER OF POSITIVITY More HEALTH AND WELLNESS – POWER OF POSITIVITY<p>Children<p>Read More<p>7 Signs A Child Has Anxiety (And How to …

The ADHD Phenomenon: Is It a Scam?

<b>Categories</b>Autism & ADHD, Big Pharma, Health, Wake UpNovember 7th, 2016 By Nicolas Kilsdonk Guest writer for Wake Up World As someone diagnosed with …

9 Mom-Approved Apps That Kids Love

1 of 10<p>The Gift of Technology<p>In today's fast-paced tech-driven world, your kid is bound to be exposed to screens — whether you like it or not. …

Sleep, Protein & Water: 3 Necessities for an ADHD Brain

When you're tired or hungry, your ADHD symptoms flare up — and your brain shuts itself down. Stay in control by keying into your body and figuring …

Fun, comfort with exercise helps young people with conditions like autism and ADHD remain active

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Nov. 11, 2016) - The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity …

The REAL reason why children fidget

A perfect stranger pours her heart out to me over the phone. She complains that her six-year-old son is unable to sit still in the classroom. The …

Sounds and glowing screens impair mouse brains

<b>SAN DIEGO</b> — Mice raised in cages bombarded with glowing lights and sounds have profound brain abnormalities and behavioral trouble. Hours of daily …

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Rodent trials suggest screen-addiction hurts child development

A new study from the Seattle Children's Research Institute may have taken the first step towards confirming something my parents have been telling me for decades: too much TV rots your brain. Well, at least it does for mice. Scientists found that raising groups of mice in an environment designed to …

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Diet Plays Important Role for Mental Health

Emerging research suggests nutrition plays an vital role in mental health. The finding is important because diet has always been considered a …

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What Does Oppositional Defiant Disorder Look Like in Adults?

Some children with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) outgrow the condition by age eight or nine. But about half of them continue to experience …

Learning Music Gives Kids Extra Brain Connections

Teaching young children to play a musical instrument helps them to develop new brain connections that could stand them in good stead for the rest of …

Your Tuesday ADD/ADHD Wrapup 11/23/2016

<i>We scour the web each week to find the most important news and blogs about ADHD and ADD. Here are this weeks posts.</i><p>If you have ADHD, it’s important …

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How Food Affects Mental Health, From Depression To Insomnia

You are what you eat; but more than than, your brain is <i>very</i> much what you eat, at least according to mounting evidence from scientists. A new …

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Adding ADHD drug to therapy improves cognitive outcomes in traumatic brain injury patients

INDIANAPOLIS - A combination of the stimulant drug methylphenidate with a process known as cognitive-behavioral rehabilitation is a promising option …

DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD

Diffusion-tensor MR images (DTI-MRI) of the brain have revealed that taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may help …

Marriage and ADHD: 9 Tips to Co-Parent Effectively

You and your partner won’t be the ‘same’ at parenting – and that’s a good thing. When it comes to marriage and ADHD, your differences increase the …

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Attention Deficit Disorder and Allergic Rhinitis: Are They Related?

2016;2016:1596828. Epub 2016 Oct 31.<p>1IMMUNOe Research Centers, Centennial, CO 80112, USA.<p>Abstract<p>The association between ADHD and allergy remains …

“Teachers who listen to us and our children, are key to successful learning,” say IB parents

In the final article in the series, discussing inclusion, IB World speaks to parents about how schools support their children through the IB Diploma …