Managing Attention Deficits with Physical Activity

One afternoon, G2 was sitting down to do some Math homework. He seemed to be struggling with it, so I sat down with him to help him out. As we worked on it together, I also noticed he was yawning a lot and his eyes had a glazed over look to them. Realising the pointlessnessContinue reading “Managing Attention Deficits with Physical Activity”

ADHD and Creativity Go Hand in Hand?

I have had strong concerns for some time now that ADHD is being over-diagnosed and that we are too quick to medicate children whom we believe have this condition. Before we rush off to treat the ADHD child, let’s consider a few points: A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (oneContinue reading “ADHD and Creativity Go Hand in Hand?”

The Difference Between Discipline and the Freedom to Learn

Some of you may be aware that I did a talk on preschool education on Saturday. I know a few parents who read this blog attended. Thank you for coming. It seems I might not have been clear on a couple of points so I wanted to clarify just in case other parents have misconstrued whatContinue reading “The Difference Between Discipline and the Freedom to Learn”

Are You Sure My Child has ADHD?

ADHD is on the rise. Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 6.4 million children ages 4 through 17Continue reading “Are You Sure My Child has ADHD?”