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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Service Allows Bully Reporting By Text 
Students are getting a new weapon to fight back against bullies: their cell phones. (via Huffington Post)

Bicycle helmet laws linked to fewer child deaths
U.S. states that require children and teenagers to wear helmets report fewer deaths involving bicycles and cars, according to a new study. (via Fox News)

Sugary drink consumption down among U.S. kids
More evidence that Americans are heeding calls to cut back on sugary drinks appears in a report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (via Yahoo News)

Early Brain Responses to Words Predict Developmental Outcomes in Children With Autism
The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters’ linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6, according to a new study. (via Science Daily)

ADHD medications not tied to drug, alcohol abuse
Taking Ritalin and other drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn’t affect a child’s chances of trying or abusing alcohol and drugs later in life, a new review suggests. (via Reuters)

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ADHD Awareness Week (October 14-20)

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Bored studentIf your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), take the time to educate your family and friends about this neurobehavioral disorder for ADHD Awareness Week.

According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), the common symptoms of ADHD include the inability to pay attention, listen, and stay still for long periods of time.  And as of 2007, 5.4 million children (ages 4-17) in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD.

The Parents magazine article, “Attention for ADHD” (May 2012), lists nine key facts about ADHD:

  1. The brains of kids with ADHD are different.
  2. No one knows the exact causes of ADHD.
  3. ADHD often looks different in girls.
  4. ADHD can make learning difficult.
  5. ADHD is tricky to diagnose.
  6. There is no cure for ADHD, but there is effective treatment.
  7. Kids can be taught to cope with ADHD.
  8. Parents can also be taught to cope with ADHD.
  9. Kids with ADHD also have it as adults.

Learn more facts about ADHD at CDC.gov and ADHDAwarenessWeek.org. Or read more about ADHD on Parents.com:

 

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