4 Playground Safety Rules for ADHD Kids

July 30, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Random playtime is great for kids with ADHD, especially during lazy summer afternoons in between summer camp and lessons. When it comes to letting an ADHD child go out and play, it’s important to consider an environment’s safety, especially because they tend to be impulsive and have no sense of danger.

Generally speaking, playgrounds and parks are great places for free play. They’re far enough from busy streets, and surrounded by parents and other caregivers. Playground equipment helps improve flexibility and coordination, and all the opportunities to move around brings better sleep at night. Not to mention that playgrounds allow kids to make friends with others, which helps improve their interpersonal skills.


10 Signs Your Young Child Might Have ADHD

July 24, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Toddlers and young children have problems sitting still or paying attention, but when do these behaviors become serious enough for a parent to be concerned?


Fact: ADHD Medications are NOT Tested for Long-Term Safety

July 18, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

There is a large body of research that supports the use of stimulants to treat ADHD in children. But are you aware that most of these studies are not designed to test for the long-term safety and effectiveness of these medications, or to see if they have any rare adverse effects?


ADHD Parenting: 4 Tips to Setting and Enforcing Rules

July 9, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Parenting an ADHD child can sometimes feel like a never-ending struggle, especially when your child has a defiant streak. Despite their hyperactivity and impulsive behavior, kids with ADHD don’t always mean to break the rules. Often, they break it by accident. As a parent, you need rules to create structure in your child’s life; at the same time, it’s a challenge to make sure you don’t become too severe about enforcing discipline. Here are some tips to setting and enforcing rules for your child.


New Study Confirms that ADHD Medications for Kids Increase Heart Problems

July 3, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Many parents of ADHD children seek my expertise in preparing natural ADHD treatments because they worry that medicating their child will do more harm than good. These fears are perfectly valid. The drugs that are used to treat attention deficit and hyperactivity in children are known to increase the risk of heart disease, among other things. A new study from Denmark recently confirmed this, when it discovered that stimulants like Concerta and Ritalin increase the risk of rare cardiac problems in children.