Moving from Sex Talk to Sex Conversation
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Moving from Sex Talk to Sex Conversation

We’ll add the audio from Up to Date with Steve Kraske when it becomes available. But here’s the material from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) I discussed on the air, with the annotations taken from our slow, but forthcoming book Consent-Based Sex Education. Key Concept I: Human Development Goals: Help children[1]…

ADD and Zombies: Fearless Medication Management, A Publication Update
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ADD and Zombies: Fearless Medication Management, A Publication Update

When I sent I Always Want to Be Where I’m Not: Successful Living with ADD and ADHD (IAW2BWIN) to press in 2014, I didn’t know what to expect. Nobody was more surprised than I, when tens of thousands of copies sold and I received substantial exposure to my thirteen principals in ADDitude Magazine and other outlets.…

Setting Media Limits with Kids
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Setting Media Limits with Kids

One of the biggest battles for today’s parent is balancing our children’s technology use. As a parent and a therapist, I deal with this in my home and at the office. Although internet/technology addiction has not yet found its way into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, professionals in the mental health field are witnessing the negative…

ADHD: To Medicate or Not to Medicate, That Is the Question
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ADHD: To Medicate or Not to Medicate, That Is the Question

Note: Portions of this article were contributed by Kelsey Daugherty, DPN, Family Psychological Services nurse practitioner. “He just can’t sit still” “He has a lot of energy” “It’s like she doesn’t hear a thing I say.” Do these sound familiar? Have you had conversations with your child’s teachers about academic and learning behaviors? Discerning typical…

How to Find a Good Therapist, Especially for ADHD
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How to Find a Good Therapist, Especially for ADHD

Dear Dr. Wes: What tips do you have for finding a good therapist, particularly for a child with ADHD? Thanks, Simon This is an issue of great interest to many readers, Simon. So, I’m going to answer it more generally and then add in a few specifics about ADHD kids and families. First, consider consulting your…

Can a School Require My Child to Take Medication?
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Can a School Require My Child to Take Medication?

Dear Dr. Wes: I heard you on Up to Date with Steve Kraske talking about IEPs, 504s, and student improvement plans and medication management with psychotherapy. The school told us that if my child didn’t take medication, he’d be kicked out of elementary school. Can they do that? Dear Listener: The short answer is “no.” No school…

Question or Command: Which gains your kid's attention?
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Question or Command: Which gains your kid's attention?

Every parent feels like a broken record at some point. Having to ask your child or teen 15 times to get something accomplished is frustrating and builds resentment. Many parents find themselves managing a lot of “shoulds” i.e the kids “should” listen, they “shouldn’t” have to repeat themselves, the kids “shouldn’t” be ignoring what is…