1. runawaybunny

    Early-life challenges affect how children focus, face the day

    Adversity early in life tends to affect a child's executive function skills -- their ability to focus, for example, or organize tasks. Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, or parental divorce or substance abuse, also can lead to changes in a child's brain chemistry, muting the...
  2. S

    what do i do

    My 19-year-old son lives with me and today was bad. He wanted me to lend him money and I refused (i do not have it to lend) and kicked off creating a row and even going out to the street shouting obscenities at me. He called my family, trying to blackmail me and made a row with his girlfriend...
  3. S

    First post... 8 year old violent ADHD in shared custody situation

    First-- Hi. I'm new, I've been reading through many of these posts and it's helping me realize I'm not alone. Second-- I just ordered that book everyone recommends, the Explosive Child, and that will be my weekend task this weekend. Here's the situation. Dad's sister is diagnosed paranoid...