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Donald’s Trumps’ Moral Judgment?

Donald’s Trumps’ Moral Judgment?

By | November 30th, 2016|12 Comments

Why Should We Be Concerned.

     Why should we be concerned regarding California’s move to delay labeling of products containing a chemical commonly known as BPA. Please read below. Today’s children face dangerous environmental hazards that can affect critical developmental milestones, particularly brain development. According to a Northwestern Medical study (2011), the number of [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|6 Comments

Electronics and Your Student’s Novelty Seeking Brain

A serious dilemma facing today’s teachers and parents is the negative effect the gadgetry of electronics is having on our children’s learning potential and/or ability to focus in school. In short, this lack of focus might be directly attributed to our brains’ need for novelty? In other words, our brain, [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|10 Comments

How the French Deal with ADHD

For the past 40 years I have worked extensively with behavior disordered children with an emphasis toward ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) and RAD (reactive attachment disorder) children. Recently I had the opportunity to consult with a father who was visiting the US and had a child had school behavior [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|4 Comments

ADHD Research Support for Parents

Parents of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) children often approach each school year with a degree of trepidation and disillusionment. They question: “Is my child truly ADHD or is it a developmental disorder that he/she will grow out of”? Worse, “If he/she has ADHD, do I medicate now and not [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|5 Comments

Summer Slumps!

Your children’s summer vacation time can be one of the most pleasant and happy periods, but also can be a two-edged sword, if they fall behind academically. For me, summer was filled with long days of swimming, playing ball etc. However, there was one stipulation. As children we had to [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|12 Comments

Behavior Contracts

There will come a time in every parent/child relationship that a written contract should be considered not only for your sanity but also as a way to stimulate the adolescent’s intelligence and problem solving ability In my private practice and work in schools I have developed countless written contracts usually [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|15 Comments

The Fantasy Advantage and Children’s Intelligence

The Fantasy Advantage and Children’s Intelligence

By | June 3rd, 2016|5 Comments

Setting the Record Straight about ADHD and Stimulant Medication

Setting the Record Straight about ADHD and Stimulant Medication

By | June 2nd, 2016|4 Comments

Overprotective Parents

Overprotective parents come in all shapes and sizes. According to Hanna Rosin, “overprotective behavior of modern parents is destroying children’s independence, trapping them in a hyper-controlled bubble that they might never escape.” In fact, one study shows that so-called “helicopter parents” are most likely to be unhappy. For example, overprotective [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|5 Comments