It used to be that parents enrolled their child in kindergarten based on the cut-off date. But now they are faced with a big decision ... start kindergarten at 5 or wait an extra year and enroll them at 6. This concept of holding a child back on purpose is called redshirting (the term comes from the practice of holding college athletes back to prolong eligibility) and it is on the rise. Some research shows that if you hold your child back one year they will be more mature - socially, ... Continue Reading
Redshirting, or holding your child from starting kindergarten until they are six-years-old, is on the rise.
Now it is possible to diagnose and treat ADHD in children as young as 4 years of age.
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