What do you do when your three-year-old's preschool teacher calls for the fifth time complaining that your child is impulsive, can't stay in his seat, won't take naps with the other kids, and is just really, really active? Do you take your child to the pediatrician, as the preschool teacher suggests, or do you just change preschools?
We were given the opportunity to write an article on the topic, "What To Do If You Think Your Pre-Schooler May Have ADHD" for the online magazine "What To Expect When You're Expecting" at http://whattoexpect.com. It was quite an honor to be invited to write for them, as their website is one of the most popular in the world when it comes to parenting issues. The article can be found at http://www.whattoexpect.com/wom/toddler/you-think-your-preschooler-may-h... and if you are the parent of a pre-schooler, I would certainly encourage you to read it. It's a pretty good article - but it's a really important topic.
Also check out Amber's article on the "What To Expect" site as well. Amber is my daughter who edits and produces the ADHD newsletter for me, and she also runs our online store at http://nutrition2you.com. She's awesome. And she and her incredible husband Tim are adopting a child with a "limb difference." Tim is a prosthetist (he builds arms and legs for people), and Amber is a big adoption and foster child advocate in her county, and they have decided to adopt as child who is missing an arm or leg, and Tim will just take care of the situation. They have a blog at http://dadwillbuildyourleg.blogspot.com/ where you can follow their journey. It looks like it will lead them to China (wow, I have another grandchild in China...?). Follow them on their journey at their blog, and check out Amber's article at "What To Expect" here: http://www.whattoexpect.com/wom/toddler/looking-at-adoption-through-the-...
And while you're at it, check out the wallets that Tim is making for Christmas gifts. They are custom for iPhones, smartphones, and your credit cards. See what you think. http://dadwillbuildyourleg.blogspot.com/