While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has long been considered a behavioral disorder, a new study published in The Lancet suggests that it should be considered a neurological disorder, not just a behavioral one. In the largest-ever brain imaging study on ADHD, scientists determined through MRI scans of more than 3,200 people, that the ADHD brain structure is different than the brain structure of those without ADHD.
While cliques can grow out of normal friendships built upon common interests, the social dynamics are quite different from typical friend groups. A clique often has a designated leader who enforces rules, which can be either clearly stated or implied, and which tend to exclude anyone outside of the tightly-knit group.
If your baby has been shaking their head from side to side while sleeping, nursing, or playing, you may be wondering when head shaking is part of normal child development and when it may be indicative of a larger problem.
If you’re wondering why to vaccinate your children against common illnesses, you may have already come into contact with misinformation about childhood vaccines and immunizations.
The first year of parenting can be incredibly difficult, even if everything goes according to plan. We’ve collected five of the most frequently asked questions about postpartum depression so you can find the answers you need, all in one place.
A public temper tantrum is many parents’ worst nightmare. It can be overwhelming to have other people watch and judge as your toddler cries and screams on the floor of the grocery store or at the park. You may be unsure of how to handle the situation. Let’s go over why they happen and what to do about temper tantrums when they occur.
An ADHD diagnosis can be upsetting for parents. You may worry that your child will have a harder time in school, be less successful in life, or be stigmatized for being different. The truth is children with ADHD will face challenges. But trust us when we say that there are many positives that come with ADHD.
It’s never too early to start establishing healthy personal boundaries, and by teaching children about personal space when they’re young, you can help them develop the confidence and assurance they need to stand up for themselves in the future.
If you’re a new mother learning the ins and outs of breastfeeding, you don’t have to go it alone. Remember, breastfeeding is a learned skill, and no one expects you to get the hang of it immediately. Here are five helpful breastfeeding tips from the lactation specialists at Woodburn Pediatrics.