ADHD AND SUICIDE. There's no link between between ADHD meds and suicide attempts, according to a large Swedish study. In fact, one researcher said, "The results rather indicate that ADHD drugs may have a protective effect." Read more.
ADHD AND READING. An article at About.com provides tips for remembering what you read. A couple of them: read aloud; and walk around while you read. Find more tips.
BIPOLAR DISORDER IN KIDS manifests differently (in the brain, at least) than in adults. It turns out that in kids with the disorder, certain areas may be hyperactive or under-active. For example, when bipolar children view emotional faces, their right amygdalas react more strongly than in bipolar adults. Find out more.
A KID WITH STRONG BONDS TO PARENTS is likely to be a positive, responsive playmate, and he’ll be able to adapt to a difficult peer by asserting his needs, according to a new University of Illinois study. A researcher is quoted as saying, “Securely attached children are more responsive to suggestions or requests made by a new peer partner. A child who has experienced a secure attachment relationship with caregivers is likely to come into a new peer relationship with positive expectations." Read more.
AND FINALLY, THIS. Do you ever help your child with homework? There's a humorous opinion piece in The New York Times about the practice and its dangers to the egos of parents and children alike; find it.