ADHD, also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a condition that causes children and teens to have difficulty controlling their behavior. Until recently, ADHD was a condition that was only diagnosed in children between the ages of 6 and 12 years of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics released new ADHD guidelines at the annual pediatric meetings last year. Now it is possible to diagnose and treat kids as young as 4 years of age. If a preschool child is diagnosed with ... Continue Reading
Now it is possible to diagnose and treat ADHD in children as young as 4 years of age.
Children and teens exposed to profanity in television and video games are more likely to show aggression toward others.
Children and teens exposed to profanity in television and video games are more likely to show aggressive behavior, according to research published in Pediatrics. The study looked at how kids viewed profanity and measured their aggression. They evaluated physical aggression, i.e. kicking or hitting others, as well as relational aggression. An example of relational aggression is when kids purposefully spread gossip to ruin someone’s reputation. Essentially, it looks at how mean a kid can ... Continue Reading