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:
How to avoid your daughter putting you on ignore as she moves into her teen years.
The three most common mistakes that parents make when supporting their children
Father’s Day Special – Getting Dad involved in the family
ADHD dad and his family
In an effort to help the ADHD parents Dr. Guffanti has posted a survey. This podcast is the answer to some of the questions posted there. This mom asks, “What can I do to help my husband who is ADD (not H) pay attention to his own kids and family and learn to plan ahead (even for just a day or two)?”
In this episode you will learn about family fundamentals:
Setting the right priorities
Evaluating eveyone’s learning and behavioral style
Labels often confuse rather than clarify. This video gives you the opportunity to take a practical step into working with your child’s strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. Watch it and put your results below.