Building Your Child’s Focus: ADHD Revisited

Dr. Corinne Masur

Attentional Disorders are diagnosed all too frequently in young children and, even more concerning, 2- and 3-year-olds are medicated for what’s being called hyperactivity.

As mentioned in a previous post, deciding what makes a toddler “hyperactive” is a matter of definition. ALL toddlers are active and ALL toddlers have trouble focusing. Why? Because it’s their job is to explore the world! Not only that, they’re not yet developmentally ready to concentrate on one thing for a long time.

But can you help your toddler learn to control him or herself and to focus for longer and longer periods of time?

Yes, you can. And here are some tips: Continue reading

Hyperactive Toddlers!?@#@#!!!!??? ADHD Unmasked

Dr. Corinne Masur

In 2011 more than 10,000 2- and 3-year-olds were taking medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

But how do you tell if a toddler has ADHD?

All parents worry about their children. And when they have very active children, these days they worry about whether their children may be “hyperactive.” But what IS hyperactivity and what is “normally” active when you talk about a two or three year old? Continue reading