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Stephanie Sarkis Author, Counselor, and ADHD Expert

Video games are good for girls, if parents play along

Here’s a synopsis of the study, followed by my questions about it: ScienceDaily (2011-02-02) — Researchers have conducted a study on video games and children between 11 and 16 years old. They found that girls who played video games with a parent enjoyed a number of advantages. Those girls behaved better, felt more connected to […]

Study finds that parents of ADHD children more likely to divorce

A study by Pelham and Wymbs (2008) in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology found that 23% percent of parents with an ADHD child had divorced by the child’s 8th birthday, compared to 13% of the parents without an ADHD child. Keep in mind that people with ADHD are more likely to divorce than […]

In praise of my parents

Not only do I love my parents, I genuinely like them. I think they are pretty cool people. All 3 of them. (Mom, Dad, & Stepmom). I even still go on vacations with my parents. And I really enjoy it. I’ve been battling strep for the last couple of days, and I spent some time […]

My video on ADD and genetics

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ADHD and sleep difficulties

In a study by Sung, et al. (2008), it was found that 73% of children with ADHD have difficulties sleeping. The study also found that children with sleep difficulties had a poorer quality of life, and they were more likely to miss school. Parents of children with sleep problems were more likely to be late […]