I live in...
What Are Some Indications that My Child May Have ADHD?

What Are Some Indications that My Child May Have ADHD?

Does your child exhibit behaviors that you think could be indicators of an ADHD diagnosis? George Sachs, Psy.D., shares ADHD symptoms and behaviors to look for, as well as the difference between ADHD and ADD.

On Becoming 'That Mom'

On Becoming 'That Mom'

You know her: 'that mom' who ceaselessly pushes for her child, who hounds the school with emails and questions. She has a reputation. But is she a bully, or just doing what she needs to her for her kid? A local mother and former teacher weighs in.

Understood.org Launches as Complete Resource for Learning Disabiilities Community

Understood.org Launches as Complete Resource for Learning Disabiilities Community

Understood.org is a new, state-of-the-art website with a mission to help you find clear answers to the challenges your child with learning disabilities or attention issues may face at home, in school, and with friends.

How to Be an Effective Disciplinarian to Your Child with ADHD

How to Be an Effective Disciplinarian to Your Child with ADHD

All children test the limits to which they can push their parents. Children with ADD/ADHD are more prone to challenging behavior. We spoke with behavior specialist Lisa Navarra, who works with parents of children with ADD and ADHD to help them set limits and manage challenging behavior.

Ask the Expert: Why Is My Son Less Focused in School Than at Home?

Ask the Expert: Why Is My Son Less Focused in School Than at Home?

If a young child who is focused at home becomes distracted and unable to answer questions in school, there may be several explanations. An expert on ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders offers his insight and advice.

Ask the Expert: How Do Neurofeedback and Brain Mapping Help Treat ADHD?

Ask the Expert: How Do Neurofeedback and Brain Mapping Help Treat ADHD?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently rated biofeedback as evidence-based "Level 1-Best Support" for treating ADHD. We spoke to Anthony Silver, MS, MA, MFT, BCIA-EEG, director of Gray Matters in Westport, CT, about biofeedback, neurofeedback, and brain mapping and how they help diagnose and treat ADHD.

Gray Matters Now Offers Live Z-Score Training

Gray Matters Now Offers Live Z-Score Training

Gray Matters, a neruofeedback and brain mapping treatment center, now offers Live Z-Score Training, a technique that combines the quantitative measurements of the brain map with neurofeedback.

How to Help Build Your Son's Self-Esteem When He Has ADHD

How to Help Build Your Son's Self-Esteem When He Has ADHD

Boys with ADHD often have low self-esteem and feel nervous about school-related tasks, such as taking a test or being called on by the teacher. Having low self-esteem makes it difficult to make decisions and some boys with ADHD find it challenging to make simple decisions. Authors of "Raising Boys with ADHD" provide advice on how to help boys with ADHD build their self-esteem.

Do Video Games Cause ADHD?

Do Video Games Cause ADHD?

From playing apps on the iPhone or iPad to sitting in front of a computer transfixed on role playing games and staring at a television to beat the next big boss in the latest video games, there's no doubt kids are spending a lot of hours playing video games. Experts from the Child Mind Institute delve into the effects playing video games may have on ADHD.

Does ADHD Exist?

Does ADHD Exist?

The belief that ADHD, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, isn’t real is a serious threat to the timely treatment that can transform the lives of young people. Steven Kurtz, Ph.D., ABPP, describes why people are skeptical and how to effectively respond to this skepticism.

Drug Holidays?

Drug Holidays?

Should children with ADHD go off stimulant medication in the summer? Experts present the pros and cons.

The Father Factor

The Father Factor

When a child is diagnosed with a learning disability, dads often have a difficult time accepting the diagnosis and that it can't be solved by tougher discipline. Here are tips for dads on how to become a positive force in their children's educational growth.

Time Management 101

Time Management 101

Keeping children with learning disabilities and ADHD on a schedule—especially one they can eventually manage themselves—is doable. Our expert strategy will put you on the right path.

Hope Paige Medical ID Bracelets Keep Kids Fashionable and Safe

Hope Paige Medical ID Bracelets Keep Kids Fashionable and Safe

These medical ID and awareness bracelets by Hope Paige Medical are a subtle way to keep kids with medical conditions or special needs safe when they're away from home, and they're modern and fashionable enough to wear everyday.

Raising an Autistic Child: Marni Goltsman Shares Her Stories

Raising an Autistic Child: Marni Goltsman Shares Her Stories

Special needs mom and Inside Schools blogger Marni Goltsman shares her touching and familiar stories about her marriage, 'Simon Says', and of course Brooks, her son who has autism.

Oppositional Behavior in Children with ADHD

Oppositional Behavior in Children with ADHD

Forty percent or more of kids with ADHD also have significant oppositional behavior. These guidelines will help you manage your child’s acting out—and help you remain calm in the tough moments.

How to Help Your ADHD Child

How to Help Your ADHD Child

Does your child have ADHD? GenConnect.com's resident expert Dr. Margery Fridstein provides suggestions for how to help them.

Learning Disabilities Chart: Diagnoses and Symptoms

Learning Disabilities Chart: Diagnoses and Symptoms

Consult this chart for common learning disability diagnoses, symptoms, and examples.

Learning Disabilities: Know Your Child's Rights

Learning Disabilities: Know Your Child's Rights

A learning disability diagnosis can usher in a challenging time for your family. But understanding the law and what your child is entitled to can spell success for the future.

Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD

Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD

While it’s estimated that 6 million children will take Ritalin or other stimulant medications, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. Read on for an alternative therapy to ADHD, cognitive skills training, to see if it's a better fit for your little one.

How to Identify an Early Learning Disability in Your Child, with Tips for How You Can Help at Home

How to Identify an Early Learning Disability in Your Child, with Tips for How You Can Help at Home

While children and teens with learning disabilities are often “diagnosed” in middle school or high school, many disabilities can actually be prevented by intervention at a much earlier age. Read these tips from the experts to find out how.

My Child Has To Be Tested!

My Child Has To Be Tested!

Maybe the teacher has contacted you. Maybe the pediatrician has raised some questions. Now they have agreed that your child should be referred for testing. What are they looking for?




About Us

NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.

More....

Latest Tweets

This Month

NYMP Cover
Get the top kid-friendly events & activities