As kids head back to school, most parents share a common worry. Will my child be up to speed with their peers? “Brain drain” is a common phenomenon that takes its toll on many, if not most, children during the warm, hazy summer months. Thanks to summer programs offered by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), parents will no longer have to worry because these programs will keep their child’s brain sharp! Teachers also can take a deep breath because the lessons they worked so hard to instill will not evaporate. Together parents and teachers can use these programs to stem the tide of summer learning loss!
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Echinacea augustifolia is one of the most powerful healing herbs known to mankind. The first health benefit commonly attributed to Echinacea is its immune boosting ability, but there are many more health benefits that Echinacea has to offer beyond what you may have ever realized.
This morning in one of the ADHD groups I read this message from a mother of an ADHD child, which was very emotional and she is looking for help on how to handle difficult mornings. For the respect of her privacy I will not disclose her name, but here is the message and it's so common with many parents who raise children with ADHD. What would you advise her?
Does your child have trouble concentrating? Then some doctors say fidget spinners may be just what he/she needs, especially in ADHD cases.
Being a parent of a child diagnosed with ADHD people often ask me if medication works? Could it help their child?
My Children and I Were Silent for Five Minutes. Here's What Happened When We Began to Practice Mindfulness
A house full of children is a house full of chaos. With our tablets and phones, Netflix and Minecraft, with our Amazon Echo, our radios and TVs, with a barking dog and sibling squabbles we are constantly in a state of massive over-stimulation. One day last month, it became abundantly clear to me that I had simply had ENOUGH.
Toxoplasma gondii is the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis. This parasitical infection is largely asymptomatic, but its been known to cause chronic oxidative stress in the brain of the host, which plays an essential role in the pathogenesis of neurological disorders like autism and ADHD.
Neurofeedback training is a promising treatment for ADHD (attention deficit /hyperactivity disorder)
Treatment for ADHD can involve tackling multiple areas of the brain in order to stimulate an improvement in cognition and the biomarkers of an ADHD diagnosis. Neurofeedback training has been tested as one possible treatment for ADHD patients, and found to improve many deficient or impaired areas in cognition, by regulating theta and beta wave activity.
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation improves working memory and symptoms of Autism and ADHD, say scientists.
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) method has been found to improve cognitive skills like working memory, sensory processing and behavioural traits related to autism and ADHD ( Attention deficit-Hyperactivity disorder).
Korean scientists conducted a controlled trial with Subjects aged 6–15 years old, who satisfied the inclusion criteria and had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. This was done in order to test the efficacy of Korean Red Ginseng (KRG) in regulating areas of the brain that produce hormones responsible for focus, memory and behaviour.
Is ADHD holding you or your child back from greater success? Today, more people than ever are finding it harder to focus at work and school. But there is hope. Here, Adam Breiner, ND, offers a natural protocol for ADHD that will put you back on top of your game. Written by Adam Breiner, ND.
Researchers from King’s College London and the University of Bristol have discovered that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be associated symptoms of ADHD in kids who have conduct problems early in their lives.
Children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for a certain type of eating disorder, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Omega-3 fatty acids are important for a number of functions in the body, including brain function. A new study links increased intake of fatty-acid supplements with improvements to problem behaviors found in children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD and because symptoms vary from person to person, the disorder can be hard to diagnose.
Exercise – of course beneficial for all children – has been found to be especially helpful for children with ADHD. Taking time out during the day for a little physical activity is linked to having better focus, improved working memory, and less impulsiveness.
Having a structured day – of course allowing for surprises, because every day is full of surprises – is the best way to keep disorganization in check when you are managing life with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Setting goals is important for ensuring that the things that are priorities in your life get accomplished. Those with ADHD typically procrastinate getting started on tasks that will go a long way toward accomplishing those goals, but research has found one good way to ensure that you will be successful
Your young child will be much better able to pay attention in school if he or she is physically fit. Researchers at the University of Illinois have found that 9- and 10-year-olds who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in their brains - both which are desirable qualities which are important for faster and more efficient nerve activity.
Toddlers and ADHD Medications? Parents deserve better.
A new survey has found that some college students are using unprescribed stimulants for academic purposes, although there are alternatives to ADHD medication that may help improve their school performance.