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A Nation of Kids with Gadgets and ADHD

The rise in ADHD has coincided with the rise of mobile devices. According to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, children on average spend nearly seven and a half hours each day staring at screens. That's up 20 percent from just five years ago. Is there a relationship between the two? Perhaps. It's not so clear-cut.

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Mental Health in the Media: Susan Resko on WGN AM 720, Discussing Parenting and Mental Health

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Parent Handbook on Childhood and Adolescent Depression

Parenting an Unstable Child with Bipolar Disorder

Article written by Debby Rohr, Social Worker, discussing parenting strategies

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thebalancedmindfoundation.org interviews Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child

The following interview was conducted by The Balanced Mind Parent Network Executive Director Martha Hellander:

The Balanced Mind Parent Network: Dr. Greene, The Explosive Child has gained a huge following among parents of children with bipolar disorder. Have many parents in the audiences you've spoken to around the country told you their child has this diagnosis?

RG: Yes, I've found that bipolar disorder is an increasingly common diagnosis in children and adolescents who also fit the description of "explosive."

The Balanced Mind Parent Network: You write that most children with what you call inflexible-explosive behavior are not the product of poor parenting, nor have they been abused nor neglected. What does cause this behavior, then?

RG: My own take on things is that these children are lacking in two critical skill areas: flexibility and frustration tolerance. A variety of factors stemming from poor self-regulation and poor emotional modulation may impair the development of these skills. Naturally, how adults respond to these children is also important.

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