Girls and the ADHD Label – Episode 11

Passion creates focus

Dr. Martin Stein, a pediatrician at UCSD, notes that girls are likely to be diagnosed with ADD later than boys, some as early as third or fourth grade, or as late as junior high.

Here’s my take on what happens: year by year, girls value peer relationships more. So, many females gradually place the teacher on ignore while they wait to do something interesting with their friends. Those caught ignoring their teachers are labeled ADD, a misdiagnosis because the definition of ADD includes that the symptoms are present before the age of 7 and for most it comes later.

This episode discusses:

  1. How to avoid your daughter putting you on ignore as she moves into her teen years.
  2. The three most common mistakes that parents make when supporting their children

To download this episode click here

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2 Responses to Girls and the ADHD Label – Episode 11

  1. Judy says:

    Hi Kyla gave the link to you. I am so happy to find someone who understands. I am a 69 yr old great grandmother raising an 8 year old great grandson. He has been diagonosed with ADHD your website has given me hope. He is on meds now because he was such a problem in school, just like you described yourself. I have tried to register but is not responding. Thank you for any help you can give me.

  2. sguffanti says:

    I am better with people than I am with computers. How can I help?

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