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Do your children know what you do?

MEDPAGE’s ROY A. MEALS, MD | PHYSICIAN | SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 The wizards have determined that an important monitor for the eventual success of your children is … drum roll please … whether or not the family eats dinner together. How prosaic. At first glance, this seems counterintuitive. What about private school, tutoring, soccer camp, circumnavigating the earth… Read more »

Happy Children Do Chores

Children should do chores. That’s a controversial premise, though not everyone will admit it. A few parents will declare outright that their children are “too busy for chores” or that “their job is school.” Many more of us assign chores, or say we believe in them, but the chores just don’t get done. That’s a… Read more »

One in 10 U.S. Kids Has Been Diagnosed with ADHD

TIME Health By Jamie Ducharme August 31, 2018 One in 10 U.S. children has been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the latest federal data. The findings, which were published Friday in JAMA Network Open, suggest that ADHD — which is characterized by consistent inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity — is being diagnosed more frequently than… Read more »

Teens Who Are Constantly On Their Phones May Be At Risk of ADHD, Study Says

TIME Health By Jamie Ducharme July 18, 2018 New research says there may be consequences for teenagers growing up in the social media generation. Though it could not prove causation, a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, found an association between lots of screen use in teenagers and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The disorder… Read more »