Are Spinner Fidget Toys Helpful to Children with ADHD?

Spinner toys, the newest craze, are being marketed as appropriate fidget toys that increase the focus of children with ADHD.  They actually have the opposite effect.  These claims are simply a marketing stunt to encourage parents to purchase the toy for their children with ADHD. If you are wondering if these toys might be useful…

One Mother’s Quest to Raise the Self-Esteem of Her Two Daughter’s With ADHD

Most parents are aware that their children with ADHD struggle with poor self-esteem and find it heartbreaking to hear their child voice negative comments about themselves like, “I’m stupid, I’m just so dumb I’ll never be able to do this”. Parents hate to see their kids discouraged, afraid to try difficult or new things and…

The Impact ADHD has on a Family Impacts Whether a Child Receives Help

A new Australian study looked at why some children with ADHD present quite late without having receiving any professional services. Researchers wanted to understand what drives parents to look for medical services for their child’s issues. The study collected information on 179 children ages 6 to 8 who met the diagnostic criteria for ADHD from…

The right and sometimes very wrong ways we react to ADHD behaviours

Two ADHD media posts I viewed today demonstrate some examples of the right and the horribly wrong ways to deal with children with ADHD. A recent study out of the University of Buffalo shows that praise of the potential for rewards improves the performance of children with ADHD on certain cognitive tasks. Prior to this…