Many children have fears and worries and may feel sad and hopeless from time to time. Strong fears may appear at different times during development. For example, toddlers are often very distressed about being away from their parents, even if they are safe and cared for. Although some fears and worries are typical in children, … Read more
Sometimes those with ADHD seem to conducting in inappropriate behavior, however, in some cases this behavior is just a coping mechanism.
Choosing a professional or other specialists to help counsel, diagnose or treat you or your child with ADHD can be tricky. It is important to find a specialist that is a good fit for you or your child. The right match can be found with help from this guide that provides strategies and tips for searching for the right professionals, interviews with counselors, the roles of the parents throughout the process, questions to ask specialists, etc.
A list of “do’s” and” don’ts” for parents.
You may have heard of clinical trials, and your doctor may even have suggested your child enroll in one. Clinical trials are voluntary research studies conducted in people and designed to answer specific questions about the safety and/or effectiveness of drugs, vaccines, other therapies, or new ways of using existing treatments. If your child were to … Read more
VA Mental Health Services Anger is an emotion that everyone feels. It can range from mild irritation to rage. Different people experience different triggers. The most common triggers are stress, frustration, disappointment and annoyance. Everyone gets angry, but it becomes a problem when it happens too often and negatively affect daily life. To help those looking to manage … Read more
Links to parenting tips and resources from the NIH.
Norma Doft teaches a “Parenting Skills” course for parents of children with ADHD or any other learning disability.
PARENTING FOR SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS (PARENTING) MHS Newsletter/Blog Post By Dr. Carolyn Greene, VA Mental Health Services With school out and warm weather, summertime … Read more