Category: Parenting

ADHD and Driving

Do teenagers and adults with ADHD evidence impaired driving performance as compared to their non-ADHD peer group? Teenage and Adult ADHD is characterized by problems with impulse control, difficulties sustaining attention for prolonged periods of time, and problems with long term planning. In order to safely operate a motor vehicle, the driver has to be… Read more »

Limiting Your Pre-Teens IPOD Use at the Dinner Table

By Dr. Jonah Schrag Below is a quick and playful module for how to enforce a rule about not carrying an IPOD to the dinner table, to a house of worship, to a sibling’s graduation etc. 1. Acknowledge the Problem and Empathize with your Child: e.g “I know. I see your point. I agree. It… Read more »

Why Won’t my Child Take his Medicine?

Tweens and teens sometimes feel resistant to taking psychiatric medication even when they feel deeply unhappy or even when they have already experienced a positive result from the medicine. They may see medication as threatening their autonomy (i.e., the medicine is controlling them or their behavior). Credit your child not the medication: Explain to your… Read more »

Improving Memory and Recall When Studying for Tests

When preparing for an examination, which of the following do you believe is the most effective way to study? a) Read the chapter in the text book and then answer the questions in the back of the chapter b) Answer the chapter questions prior to studying the chapter c) Read the text book without attending… Read more »