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Non-Drug Solution for ADHD

White Noise Works as Well as Drugs for ADHD

An interesting study that found children with ADHD could focus to the same degree as meds by using white noise.  Now the white noise was pretty noisy — the equivalent of a vacuum cleaner running.  It’s so noisy that it will not likely be used in the classroom at school!  Yet the implications are huge!  Meds versus White Noise.  Both work the same.  And the added bonus of white noise is that your house will be very clean! I have bolded and italicized the key points. Read more…

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Why Are Boys Failing? Video Games!

Boys Failing at School Because of Gaming?

This is Part 3 of 5 of The Globe and Mail‘s in depth look at Why Are Boys Failing?  I am always very sensitive when this topic comes up because I know that I am not doing a good job at policing my son’s video screen time.  This article deals with the proliferation of video games and their negative  impact on boys (feeling guilty already!). My son, who just turned 6, loves any type of screen:  DSi, iPad, iPhone (mine), computer … the TV is a distant 4th.  In fact, when he was the Star of the Week for Kindergarten last week, he wrote that his favorite thing to do was to play on the iPad.  Sigh! Read more…