Posts Tagged ‘adhd’

Parenting News: Men’s Role as Caregiver, Same-Sex Marriage, Falls from Windows, ADHD, Parent Teacher Relationships

By Dad News Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Recession Shifting Men’s Role From Provider to Caregiver: Wayne Moyer, a 39-year-old father of three, has a new appreciation for stay-at-home parents. After losing his job as an information technology support specialist in 2009, Moyer entered full-time fatherhood — a change that has challenged his stamina and his ego. (ABC News)

When Kids Bring Up Same-Sex Marriage: My son’s preschool friend, Noah, indeed does have two dads, who have become very much a part of our inner circle of friends. Yet, in that moment in the car, my mind immediately jumped to the subject of the birds and the bees, and I started to feel unsure about what the kids’ next questions would be, and how to thoughtfully and appropriately proceed. (

5,000 Kids a Year Hurt in Falls From Windows: We still are seeing over 5,000 children a year treated in hospital emergency departments across the country for injuries related to window falls, said Dr. Gary A. Smith, study author and director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. “That’s 14 children a day. This continues to be a very common, important problem.” (

Writing Problems Common in Kids with ADHD: Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to have writing problems such as poor spelling and grammar than their peers, suggests a new study. And the difference may be especially conspicuous in girls with ADHD. (Reuters)

How to Build a Good Parent-Teacher Relationship: Want to know how to build a good parent-teacher relationship? We share teachers’ top pet peeves, how to score brownie points with teachers and more. (

Parenting News: Talking to Strangers, Pink for Boys, Healthy Eating, ADHD

By Dad News Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Talking to Strangers? Rewriting the Rules of Childhood: We teach our children not to talk to strangers, but — as in Leiby’s case —sometimes they have to. After all, if they’re lost, how are my kids ever going to be found unless they first approach a stranger to lend them a cell phone so they can call me? (

For Young Boys, Is Pink the New Blue?: For generations the view has held strong that while girls must dress in pink to be girls, boys can’t do anything with pink, lest they turn into girls. It’s the view that’s determined the color scheme in many a kids’ bedroom, clothes and toy closets, and that has held strong through decades of change. But, in today’s 21st century world, is that view changing? (ABC News)

Happy Meal Gets a Makeover: The seemingly ubiquitous Happy Meals that have drawn the ire of health advocates and have been blamed for contributing to childhood obesity, will carry apple slices, reduced portion of french fries and a choice of beverage, including new fat-free chocolate milk and 1% low-fat white milk. (

Are Kids With ADHD More Likely to Get Hit By a Car?: Children with ADHD, by definition, are easily distracted and more prone to injuries. But a new study shows the condition could even be life-threatening since affected kids are more likely to be hit by a car when crossing the street. (

More Kids Eating Calorie-Packed Take-Out Food: The obesity epidemic is being fueled still further by a growing trend among kids to eat out and bring take-out food home, University of North Carolina researchers say. Such foods are high in sugar and calories, and their increasing popularity means youngsters are getting more calories than they need, the researchers noted.

Hey Kids, Is that Broccoli in Your Casserole?: A new study found that youngsters got more of their daily greens when researchers pureed veggies and added them to kids’ main dishes at breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the sly. And the kids didn’t seem to notice that anything was different — or to like the meals any less than non-veggie-packed fare. (Reuters)

Parenting News: Grandparents, Childhood Obesity, ADHD, Teen Drinking, Baby Monitor Recall

By Dad News Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Parents Without Parents: Allison Gilbert misses her parents. They both died before their grandchildren could remember them and every day she realizes anew that the loss was not hers alone, but also her son’s and her daughter’s. There is a hole in her parenting, she believes, where her own parents should be. (New York Times)

Infant Nutrition: Delaying Solid Food Can Help Combat Obesity: According to an article published online today in the medical journal Pediatrics, bottle-fed children who begin solid foods too early have a higher chance of obesity by age three than either their breastfed counterparts or those who delay solid foods. The magic age to introduce solid foods and to lower the risk of obesity is four to six months of age. (HealthNews)

When The Diagnosis Is A.D.H.D.: Millions of children, adults and families are affected by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or A.D.H.D., a troubling condition that can cause problems with work, school and relationships. But when is it time to seek professional help? And is the diagnosis of A.D.H.D. handed out too often? (New York Times) Read the rest of this entry »