The ADHD Workbook for Kids

Weekly Trip to the Library I love the The ADHD Workbook for Kids. I originally just borrowed the book from the library but decided to buy a copy to keep in my nanny library to use for the rest of my nanny career. The workbook helps children learn new Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence includes the […]

Our 9 Favorite Fidget Toys

Products Nannies Love Many kids need to constantly be moving or touching something. If you notice your Nanny Kid constantly fidgeting at inappropriate times, that their legs are moving when seated, or if she has high anxiety and worries a lot — fidget toys may help. Fidget toys can also be used to help break […]

Do You Think Toddlers Can Be Diagnosed with ADHD?

Is it Immaturity or ADHD? On Slate web site they posted an article by Brian Palmer, How to Diagnose a Toddler with ADHD. The article discusses new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics urging parents and doctors to lookout for signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children as young as four-years old. Previous guidelines […]

ADHD and Sleep

Children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have sleep difficulties. By Patti Teel and everydayhealth.com Children who are anxious or depressed, are sensitive to sugar, or are sleep-deprived also may display attention problems, poor impulse control and hyperactivity. In the July/August 2003 issue of Psychology Today, a Brown University study suggests “sleep […]

If it Kills Bugs Why Wouldn’t it Hurt Kids?

Pesticides Linked to ADHD in Kids We have been discussing how diet and artificial dyes and chemicals in personal care products can effect hyperactivity in children. This article posted by ABC News on MedPage shows the link between pesticides and ADHD. By Todd Neale, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: May 17, 2010 Children with greater […]

How to Avoid Artificial Dyes

Artificial dyes in foods can cause hyperactivity in a child with attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD). Here are healthy substitutes. Today we continue a portion of the article by Laura Stevens from the January/February 2008 issue of ADDitude Magazine. Here are some helpful tips about what foods to avoid and what to serve in […]

Does Diet Effect ADHD?

How to Determine if Additives are Causing ADHD. The Role of Food Coloring in Improving Symptoms of Hyperactive Kids by ADDitude Magazine Last week we discussed that studies have shown a link between artificial food dyes and allergic reactions, hyperactivity, and even cancer. We posted the link to the “Smart Guide To Food Dyes: Buying […]

The Feingold Diet

Weekly Trip to the Library On Thursday and Friday we discussed the “Smart Guide To Food Dyes: Buying foods that can help learning” by David Wallinga, M.D., Director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s Food and Health Program with things you can do to reduce the exposure to food dyes. To help reduce […]