As images of the blasts at the finish of the Boston Marathon and explosions in the small town of West, Texas reverberate around the world, parents and teachers are asking themselves: After a disaster, what do we say to our kids? How do we talk to our children about horrific, senseless acts of violence that we can’t comprehend ourselves? How do we keep kids safe and secure in a world that doesn’t feel safe and secure? How do we support our children’s grieving while we grieve ourselves?
Most smokers who choose low-nicotine cigarettes take in just as much of the addictive drug as smokers who choose brands higher in nicotine content.
Why? While the average smoker inhales about 1 mg of nicotine per cigarette, that amount may range from 0.5 mg or less to 2.0 mg or more. Smokers unconsciously alter the rate, size, and amount of inhalation to take in the level of nicotine that feels "right" to them, no matter how nicotine is in any particular cigarette.
You might be worrying too much if:
Did you know that just as many girls as boys may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
More than twice as many boys as girls (13.2% versus 5.1%) were diagnosed with ADHD in the United States in 2007. However, the difference may indicate a difference in diagnosis, not incidence, of the condition.
From time to time, you may hear of new treatments for ADHD. For example, in the 1970's, it became popular to limit food additives. These approaches are often sought out by parents who are concerned with the use of medication for a variety of reasons.
The value of medication in the treatment of ADHD has been proven – but alternative treatments can be used together with medication and other approaches.
Need To Know:
Each child with ADHD is different and needs a different approach to treatment. An accurate diagnosis — one that describes your child’s problem precisely and also reveals any associated problems — is crucial to designing your child’s treatment.
Need To Know:
Counseling (or “coaching” as it is sometimes called) can be beneficial for children with ADHD, particularly if they experience problems related to anxiety or depression.
A “coach” can help children build motivation and get organized. The main role of the counselor or “coach” is to help children:
Learn to focus on their strengths
Become active rather than passive participants in the treatment process as well as in their home and school lives
Examine their problems and follow through with solutions
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It describes a range of behaviors that include difficulty paying attention, impulsive behavior, and hyperactivity.
In the U.S., about 3% to 5% of school-aged children have ADHD.
The different types of ADHD include inattentive ADHD, hyperactive/impulsive ADHD, and combined ADHD.
When they are really involved in something or having fun or working for a reward, children with ADHD are not easily distracted
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
Phone: 301-306-7070 or 800-233-4050
The National Resource Center on AD|HD (A Program of CHADD)
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
PO Box 7557