Girls with ADHD at Increased Risk for Mental Health Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) comes with a host of challenges, including difficulty concentrating, procrastination, disorganization, and restlessness. A new study shows that, for girls, ADHD can be even more problematic.

The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found that girls with ADHD are more likely to develop depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse issues and other psychiatric problems by the time they become adults.

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Should You Let Your Daughter Date an Older Boy?

Since your daughter was a baby, you dreaded this day. She’s in love with an older boy.

You can’t forbid your daughter from dating an older boy – or can you? Studies show that there may be good reasons to do so. According to a survey of 1,000 teens by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA), teenage girls who date boys two or more years older are more likely to smoke, drink and use drugs.

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Fighting the Disease to Please in Teenage Girls

Most teenage girls want people to like them, but some go to great lengths – at the cost of their own needs and desires – to please others.

Society tells young ladies they must be nice, polite, and self-sacrificing in order to be liked. Some girls try to gain the acceptance of others as a way to cope with past abuse or trauma, or as a way to fit into a particular peer group.

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Saving Santa Claus

Saving Santa Claus

Keep the Spirit of Santa Alive Stories of Santa Claus, the Yule Elf, and Odin, Father Christmas, and other similar figures of Yuletide lore around … Read more

Trust, Communication and Boundaries for Tweens

Tween years are the years when your child is in Middle School. It’s a time when tweens seem to have no control over her emotional state or even her clothing.

It is a bewildering time for both the tween and the parents. My daughter will be in tears and does not know why and then rages the next second because my five-year-old is singing a song – this can be exasperating at the best of times.

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