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Nov 30


Posted by admin in safety , medication , drugs , ADHD , ADD

Tomorrow ADHD SHOCKER!!  You will not want to miss this.



Sep 03

Organizational Skills Make All The Difference

Posted by admin in SPED , PDD , organization , middle school , kids , homework , high school , executive function , elementary school , disabilities , developmental delays , children , Asperger's , ADHD , ADD , achievement

Y3K Tutor In Your Home often receives phone calls and emails by parents all the time asking us to help their students with organizational skills.  These skills can be the difference between a poor student and a successful student.  Children without organizational skills more often than not, tend to fall behind and suffer with low grades.  They have trouble keeping track of assignments and/or constantly losing things.

Over the next several posts we will offer some organization tips just in time for the new school year.

Apr 15

ADHD Insomnia & Melatonin

Posted by admin in young children , sleep , side effects , medication , kids , illness , health , drugs , controversy , brain , biology , advice , ADHD , ADD

If your child has sleep issues due to ADHD and the other sleep suggestions from yesterday do not work, there is another option.  Students may benefit from the hormone supplement melatonin to induce drowsiness.  Melatonin is produced naturally in the brain as the sun goes down, signaling that bedtime is coming within a few hours.  The theory is that taking this supplement may help people with true insomnia fall asleep.  Ask your doctor before trying this option and only use it as a last resort.

Apr 14

Fixing Sleep Problems & ADHD

Posted by admin in young children , sleep , reading , illness , health , eyes , cell phones , brain , ADHD , ADD

Some children’s sleep problems can be fixed with a set bedtime and calming routine at night.  This involves up to an hour before bedtime dimming lights, avoiding computer/cell phone screens, a warm bath, or quiet activities such as reading.  These methods can help all children including those with ADHD fall asleep.

Check here tomorrow for what you can do if your child suffers from ADHD and still has difficulty sleeping even after trying these suggestions.

Apr 13

ADHD Sleep Problems

Posted by admin in sleep , side effects , medication , drugs , ADHD , ADD

As more kids are diagnosed with ADHD, parents need to deal with their student’s major sleep problems.  Prescription stimulants to treat ADHD have contributed to sleep problems in children.  Sleeplessness is a common side effect that often occurs either from the drugs themselves or as the drugs wear off at night, which triggers more hyperactivity. 

Tomorrow we will look at some ways to help children with ADHD treat their sleep problems.

Feb 22

ADHD, Behavior, Anxiety, Depression, & Autism Common?

Posted by admin in young children , Title 1 , special ed , PDD , OCD , middle school , kids , illness , IEP , high school , health , elementary school , depression , controversy , children , behaviorally challenged , behavior , Autism , Asperger's , anxiety , ADHD , ADD , accommodations

Many more children have mental problems then you would think.  According to a finding published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 children or 20% between the ages of 3 and 17 have some form of mental disorder.  Here are some interesting statistics showing just how common the top 5 mental disorders are:

ADHD:  6.8% or 1 in 14

Behavioral or Conduct Problems:  3.5% or 1 in 28

Anxiety:  3% or 1 in 33

Depression: 2.1% or 1 in 50

Autism Spectrum Disorders:  1.1% or 1 in 100

If your child suffers from any mental disorder, seek out help right away.  Most childhood mental health problems can be improved by giving them the support they need and acting quickly if there is a sign of a problem.

Jan 21

ADHD More Common Than You Think

Posted by admin in United States , students , SPED , IEP , disabilities , children , America , ADHD , ADD

More than 1 in 10 children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD.

Dec 28

Stop Procrastinating

Posted by admin in writing , time management , studying , students , SSAT Tutoring , SSAT Tutor , failure , Autism , Asperger's , advice , ADHD , ADD , achievement

What is not started will never get finished.

Nov 11


Posted by admin in teenagers , suicide , PDD , OCD , middle school , high school , health , elementary school , drugs , drinking , developmental delays , depression , controversy , children , Autism , Asperger's , ADHD , ADD

Depression in children and teens is a major problem that is hardly discussed.  People are often too embarrassed to talk about it and sometimes in denial.  If depression in children and teens is left untreated, it can lead to long-term educational issues, relationship problems, substance abuse and suicide.

Oct 25

Strategy To Stop Homework Meltdown #1

Posted by admin in middle school , homework , high school , elementary school , children , anxiety , advice , ADHD , ADD , accommodations

Help your child break down homework into sections so it is not so overwhelming.