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ADHD, Marshmallows, Oppositional and Callous-Unemotional Symptoms

2021 12 02 122659What do ADHD, Marshmallows, ODD and CU have in common? Recent research of 198 preschool children attempted to determine correlations between these disorders and symptoms.

The article states, “…about 50% of patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also develop oppositional defiant and conduct disorder (ODD/CD). Additionally, callous-unemotional (CU) traits—including reduced guilt and remorse, callousness, low empathy, and deficient prosocial emotions—overlap with the...

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Plan Your Holiday Dinner Party Like a Pro

2021 11 19 082323One thing we will probably all do over this holiday season is have a dinner party. Whether that dinner party is for two people or twenty people, this type of event truly tests our executive function.  We must be able to plan, prioritize, avoid procrastination, and remain on task.  We must remember what we did already, and what still needs to be done.  We must be mentally flexible so we can move easily from one task to another.  And most importantly, we need to regulate our...

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You Are Not Martha Stewart!

Martha stewartSetting realistic expectations this holiday season.

The holidays are important to us, we want to make them special for everyone. However, our expectations of what the holidays should be like are often influenced by media.

We are constantly being fed images of beautifully decorated homes, extravagant dinners, and perfectly composed families. We suddenly start believing this is what the holidays should be! But is that realistic? Keep in mind, Martha Stewart has a staff of about 420 people. You...

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Magic Makes ADHD Disappear!

rabbitWell, probably not, but it definitely improves the self-esteem of ADHD kids.

A study published in Health Psychology Research, and as reported on the University of Alabama website says, “[the study] is a collaboration between the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Institute for Arts in Medicine, the School of Health Professions’ Department of Occupational Therapy and illusionist and educator Kevin Spencer.

It shows the effectiveness of a virtual summer magic camp program in enhancing...

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