Bullying is a major problem in schools today. It is not clear to me if this is a problem on the rise or if just awareness of bullying is on the rise. That doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that bullying is a serious problem and has caused numerous deaths in children.

Most authorities discuss what parents should do if their child is bullied. There is much less written on what to do if your child is the bully. This article delves into the causes of bullying with some rather unpleasant conclusions.

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Parents May Be Teaching Teens to Be Bullies

ADHD is diagnosed more commonly in boys than in girls. One of the reasons is that ADHD is more common in boys than girls, but that is not the only reason. Much of the difference is due to the ADHD manifests itself in girls.

ADHD is characterized by 3 cardinal symptoms:

    1-hyperactivity
    2-impulsivity
    3-innattention

While boys tend to display more hyperactivity and impulsive behavior, girls tend to be more inattentive.
Defiant Child Disrespectful Child
Children who are hyperactive or impulsive are hard to ignore. They are the ones who buzz around the room twice as fast as everyone else. They are the children who while jump out of their seats and run tot he window because they hear a siren. It doesn’t take too many episodes before the teacher recommends an evaluation.

But an inattentive child just looks bored or dreamy. The child doesn’t disrupt the class or bother anybody. In order for a teacher to spot this child as a potential ADHD child, she has to be looking for it.

So the difference is clear. Hyperactive or impulsive children, who are usually boys, are impossible to ignore. They destroy the entire classroom experience. Inattentive children, who are usually girls, are easier to miss.
Does your daughter or son have the inattentive type of ADHD? Here are the signs:

    1-Dreads going to school-
    2-Feels inadequate
    3-Needs significant amount of homework help, particularly to stay on task
    4-Teachers report that your child doesn’t participate or she forgets to hand in homework assignments

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ADHD and Girls

Warmly,

    Anthony Kane, MD
      P S Please leave a comment because I would really like to get your reaction to this.

        If you would like to have a quick step-by-step plan on how to end your child's difficult behavior forever and your child is between the ages of 2 and 11:

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          How to Improve Your Child's Behavior

          Fear of going to the dentist is a very common problem in both children and adults.

          In this article the author offers 5 suggestions to make a trip the to dentist easier on him (and on you).

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          Overcoming Fear Of Dentists

          Aggression is a very common reaction to a situation which seems unreasonable and unfair. Children must be taught other ways to redirect their natural tendency toward aggressive behavior.

          This article gives parents several tips on how to teach children to redirect their aggression and deal with their frustration in a more socially acceptable manner.

          Read more at: Effective Tips for Aggressive Child Behavior

          This article is another one in the long debate about whether having ADHD is a good thing or a bad thing.

          The proponents of ADHD as a gift rather than a disorder claim that ADHD is a brain difference not deficit. The children are stronger in other areas. Also, to label the child with a disorder has a very negative affect on the child. It is much better to focus on ADHD as a difference so that the child can focus his attention on what works for him and what doesn’t, rather than view himself as defective.

          Those who feel ADHD is a problem point out that a child doesn’t receive the diagnosis of ADHD unless the symptoms he is experiencing are interfering with his ability to function successfully in his life. We don’t even say a child has ADHD unless he is having problems adjusting to his world. Thus, by definition, ADHD is a disorder.

          However, both sides of the debate agree that medication can play a role in the treatment of ADHD children.

          Read more: Are ADHD Children Gifted?