7 Myths About ADHD — Busted!

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder that impacts more than 10 percent of the population, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Although ADHD is widespread and often in the news, many misconceptions about it persist. We asked experts to set the record straight and bust some myths about ADHD. Myth: ADHD does […]

ADHD & Diet: What’s the Connection?

There’s a growing suspicion that diet plays a key role in magnifying kids’ ADHD symptoms. But is the link for real? Recent news suggests yes—and no. Earlier this year, The Lancet published findings from a Netherlands study showing that a controlled diet can improve behavior. According to the study, 64% of kids with ADHD are […]

Helping the Disorganized Child

Sam Sr. is running about forty minutes behind. He has a meeting at nine, but he’s half dressed and has gotten interested in fixing the fax machine.   Sam Jr. is hopping around in his pajamas and one sock. The water is running in his bathroom because he was going to brush his teeth, but […]

A Different Definition of Success

I have had patients who are lucky in life; handsome, bright, good at their jobs, wealthy and well-loved. But I think of success as something different, something that is the product of hard work and also self-knowledge. By that measure, I’d have to say Stewart is the most successful kid I know. He was 9 […]

Debbie Phelps as Role Model for North Shore Parents

Throughout the 2004 Olympics in Athens, the media constantly sought her analysis of Michael’s decisions and performances. Debbie consistently responded with unfailing praise and support, offering phrases like: “Isn’t Mike wonderful? I am so proud of him!”   No critical assessment of any kind was ever given; Debbie sat smiling and cheering in the stands […]