Monthly Archives: March 2011

The pressure schools place on parents to medicate

My oldest child (now 17) was diagnosed ADD, she is inattentive only. We tried behavior therapy for a while, to see if it would help her in school. We reached the point when she came home and told me she … Continue reading

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Episode 3: How active kids learn

In this episode Dr. Guffanti discusses the consequences of assuming that everyone learns the same way you do. When people who learn by watching or discussion, like teachers and psychiatrists, perceive children who learn by hands-on activities, they call them … Continue reading

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Episode 2: ADHD and learning styles

Episode 2: Children are driven by curiosity. This drive makes learning style (How people prefer to learn) a prime motivator of behavior. Suppose ADHD is simply how people who learn by watching or discussion like teachers and psychiatrists perceive children … Continue reading

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Daydreamer Son Hates School Need Help

My son has been struggling in school for 4 years now.  He has had trouble since Kindergarten and is now in third grade.  He absolutely hates school.  He has had good teachers that seem concerned about him however, they always … Continue reading

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