Halloween Safety Tips for ADHD Kids

October 21, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Every October 31, children around the world dress up in their most ghoulish costumes and knock on doors in search of a wonderful prize – candy.  The days before Halloween are almost as exciting as trick-or-treating itself, what with all the pre-holiday festivities like decorating the house for Halloween, pumpkin carving, and shopping for a costume. While this holiday is certainly fun for any child, a nine-year study discovered that Halloween is among the top three holidays that result in the most pediatric emergency room visits. Injuries to the finger or hand account for 17% of injuries, while 20% of injuries were fractures. Naturally, their impulsive nature and high energy levels make children with ADHD the most accident-prone of the bunch. Here are some Halloween safety tips you can use to protect your ADHD child.


ADHD Parenting: Five Secrets to Better Behavior

October 13, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Taking care of a child with ADHD is a 24-hour challenge. From getting your child out of bed in the morning to making sure he sleeps at night, it feels like you’re engaged in a tug-of-war all day long. While there are certainly many resources that can help parents cope with ADHD behavioral problems, it seems that the more they read, the more confused they become as to how to discipline their child. The key to ADHD parenting is to realize that your child’s brain is wired differently from his peers. One-size-fit-all parenting approaches won’t always work with your child, but here are five secrets that do.


ADHD Symptoms: Can You Only Have a Few?

October 7, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Is it possible to be diagnosed with ADHD even if your child only has a few of the symptoms?

This is a question that many worried parents ask about their hyperactive or inattentive children.  The first thing you need to know about ADHD is that it is a very individual experience; some kids may have a lot of symptoms while some will only have a few.  No two children will have the exact same symptoms or problems.  The diagnosis, however, should depend on much more than just the quantity of the symptoms.