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Study Finds That ADHD Medication Reduces Risk of Drug Abuse for People With ADHD

You may have heard talk about medication for ADHD being a “gateway drug.” In other words, that even...

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Teacher Tip: A Cool Warm-Up Game to Prime Your Child for Math Homework

Many of us know the feeling. The dreaded moment when a child is asked to do math homework and drama...

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Small Success: My Son With ADHD Stood Up to a Bully

One day at school, my youngest son Benjamin, who has ADHD, saw another student being bullied. Benja...

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5 Adults With Dyslexia Share the First Book They Loved

For kids with dyslexia, reading a book can be very challenging. But when books tap into their passio...

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Teacher Tip: A System to Help Your Child Read Textbooks More Efficiently

Your middle- or high-schooler comes home with a new assignment: Read and take notes on Section 5-3 o...

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