Are you a parent looking for information or help with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Oppostional Defiant Disorder? Are you considering using Ritalin, Dexedrine,Strattera, or Adderall? Are you looking for alternative treatments? Perhaps your child has a problem with learning disabilies, such as dyslexia or simple behavior issues. At this site you will find all the help you need on these topics, plus information on conduct disorder, social skills training, neurofeedback, parent counseling, relaxation training, dealing with school problems, discipline, and more.


"Helping you take control
of your child's ADHD"

by Anthony Kane, MD
 
ADHD Articles Resources FAQs About Us Contact Us


Are you doing everything you can for your child?

Maybe you can do something more?

How to Help The Child You Love

"The Authoritative Guide on how to Manage Your ADHD Child and Give Your Child the Best Possible Future"

Find out more

CLICK HERE

 
Does your child have

Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Take this quick screening test

CLICK HERE

 
Are you a good parent?

Find out. Take this short quiz.

CLICK HERE

 
Does your child have

Conduct Disorder

Take this quick screening test.

CLICK HERE

 
Helpful Hints

Plan Ahead
Certain forms of misbehavior occur in specific places or on specific occasions. If you are aware of this, you may help reduce or avoid these behavioral problems.

The following are the steps you can use to do so:

Anticipate the problem:
Try to be aware if certain places evoke bad behavior in your child.

Review the rule:
Let your child know the type of behavior you expect before you enter that situation.

Review the incentives for good behavior:
Offer your child a small reward for behaving properly in the situation.

Review the consequences of bad behavior:
Let your child know that you expect him to behave and that if he fails to do so he will have a specific punishment.
 
Do you have a Helpful Hint you want to share?

Send it to us at:

Helpful Hints


 

How to Create an Emotional Bond
with Your Child

One of the most powerful tools a parents have for raising their children is the natural emotional bond that exists between them and their child. Children who feel close to their parents will have a strong desire to obey them. No child with this type of connection to his parents will want to risk hurting that connection by disobeying them. When such a relationship exists, the mere look of dissatisfaction on the face of a parent will usually be enough to curb inappropriate behavior. This bond is so strong and so potent that it lasts even though adolescence when most of the disciplinary tools at our disposal are ineffective. Often, it is the only tool we have in guiding our teenage children. Parents who do not have such a connection with their children have lost a vital resource necessary for successful parenting.

In addition, this bond is essential for the child's emotional stability. A recent psychology experiment studied people in their forties, whose parent were emotionally distant from them. These people were often depressed and lacked a sense of emotional well being. They had more difficulty in adjusting to the work environment and new social situations.

How do you develop this type of loving bond with your child? It begins in your child's infancy and is built by giving your child the love and affection that he needs.

Many well-meaning mothers are completely unaware that their own children are suffering from the lack of physical touch. There are many reasons for this. Most people associate deprived children as those who are neglected, abused, or chronically ill. However, the truth is that many of our children who come from good homes are not getting the physical warmth and love that they need. In our two-income society, unaffectionate caretakers, who provide for the child’s physical needs with as little warm and contact as possible, often raise children. Also, many of us did not receive enough physical love and warmth as children. As a result, it is not natural to us to cuddle, coo, kiss, and love our children affectionately. In addition, some children naturally need more physical warmth. These touch-deprived children fill our schools. They are the ones who often look sad and depressed, suffering from not getting their physical needs for contact.

The United States is one of the richest countries in the history of the world. Yet, our children in general are touch starved. We are busy with our lives and our careers. We often raise our children in broken homes. We as parents are suffering under the burden of so much physical and emotional stress, that we are often just glad to make it through the day without hitting or screaming at our children. Who has time to give them affection? Yet, this is what our children crave most from us. We fill our houses with toys and things for our children, but it is us that they really need.

There is much talk about the generation gap. We all know that adolescents naturally rebel. Sometimes we look at our little children and wonder what is going to be in ten years when this cute little four-year-old turns fourteen. Will he be one of the children who abuses drugs? Is he going to steal? Is he going to do worse? What is going to be?

You need to take the time now, and give your child the physical warmth and love that your child needs. If you build strong bonds of love with your child now, while he is still young, then all these problems that you read about, will be just that; things that you read about. You will not experience these problems in your own home, because you have developed a strong relationship with you child.

Good luck.




Anthony Kane, MD

ADD ADHD Advances

“If your child's behavior concerns you, I have a unique, proven way to solve your problems forever”

For more information

CLICK HERE
 
FREE

ADD ADHD Advances
on-line journal

ADHD treatment is rapidly changing. You need to be on top of what is happening in order to help your child.
Don't expect your doctor to do it for you.
He probably won't.
SIGN UP NOW

CLICK HERE

 
Do You Want To Help Your Child Behave Better?
CLICK HERE

 
If you are reading this web site you probably have an ADHD child. If so then you should definitely sign up for the ADD ADHD Advances Joke List. You will get the best jokes on the internet e-mailed to you three times a week. It's fun!

IT'S FREE
CLICK HERE


 
Are You Afraid of Your Child?

CLICK HERE

 
Recommended Resource

Mineral Supplements
You should also know that iron deficiency rarely travels alone. Most children who are deficient in iron are deficient in other trace minerals. You should consider giving a mineral supplement to your ADHD child. You should find out more about
Mineral Supplements.

 
Just For Fun
In Los Angeles, the law states that more than 3000 sheep cannot be herded down Hollywood Blvd. at any one time.



ADHD About Us Contact Us Privacy Statement Disclaimer Copyright