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May 14, 2019
Category: Parenting
Tags: parenting   college   Helping   Over-Helping  

Are You Over-Helping Your College-Bound Teen?

Are You Over-Helping Your College-Bound Teen?

By: Hansa Bhargava, MD, FAAP

In light of the recent college admissions scandal, this article is a must-read for parents of children who will be applying to college in the near future—and food for thought for parents of kids of all ages and stages. It helps parents see that when they over-help by removing obstacles or challenges on life's path, they are only hurting their child in the long-run. The article also provides tips on how to truly guide children through difficulties and disappointments. Read the full article in English or Spanish

July 31, 2018
Category: Books
Tags: Books   high school   college   ADD   ADHD  

ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder Revised Edition, Kindle Edition

ISBN-13: 978-1557986634
ISBN-10: 1557986630


Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Useful for addressing the existence of attention deficit disorder beyond the hyperactivity of childhood, this reassuring book frankly covers the realities and logistics of having ADD. It serves as a helpful guide to selecting and entering college and to succeeding there. Various professionals (physicians, psychologists, educators, and lawyers) and "real life" experts (college students and parents) describe the challenge of ADD and its impact on the college experience in short, lucid chapters. Throughout, the underlying message is that students should recognize the limitations that ADD presents and seek help in finding remedies for their particular problems. Individual sections address the manifestations of ADD, cover various treatments, outline college programs, consider learning accommodations that students might utilize, and review ADD students' legal rights. Good for students (still in high school or new to college), for parents (who are coping with the angst of an adolescent as well as an ADD student), and for high-school and college faculty and administrators in need of some straight talk about ADD. This guidebook is practical, realistic, optimistic, and reassuring for both teens and adults. Irene Wood



Praise for the first edition: "…serves as a helpful guide to selecting and entering college and succeeding there…This guidebook is practical, realistic, optimistic, and reassuring for both teens and adults." —Booklist "…A resource to empower young people on their way to achieving their potentials and making it to adulthood." —Mary McDonald Richard Student Disability Services, University Of Iowa


About the Author

Dr. Quinn is a developmental pediatrician in the Washington, DC, area. A graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, she specializes in child development and psychopharmacology.

Dr. Quinn has worked for over 28 years in the areas of ADD and learning disabilities. She gives workshops nationwide and has appeared on Lifetime TV’s NEW ATTITUDES and the PBS show TO THE CONTRARY to discuss the issue of girls and women with ADD. Dr. Quinn has also appeared on the PBS program OUTSIDE IN: A Look at Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Dr. Quinn is the author of Adolescents and ADD: Gaining the Advantage, and is also coauthor or coeditor of several other books on ADD. These include the bestselling Putting on the Brakes: A Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (for 8 to 12 year old children), its companion workbook, The "Putting on the Brakes" Activity Book for Young People with ADHD, and The Best of "Brakes": An Activity Book for Kids with ADD, all coauthored or coedited with Judith M. Stern, M.A.

Dr. Quinn lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and four children, two of whom have ADD


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April 19, 2018
Category: Substance Abuse
Tags: college   Pot   Cannabis   Memory   Smoking  

Teens, Young Adults Who Use Cannabis More Frequently More Likely To Have Some Reductions In Cognitive Functioning, Review Suggests.

TIME (4/18) reports that a review published online April 18 in JAMA Psychiatry analyzed “69 studies involving younger cannabis users,” that is, teenagers and young adults. Investigators “found that compared to non-users, those who used marijuana frequently were more likely to have slightly lower scores on tests of memory, learning new information and higher level thinking involving problem solving and processing information.”

        HealthDay (4/18) reports that “after 72 hours of abstinence,” however, “the memory and thinking deficits of heavy users diminishes to the point of insignificance when compared against the intellectual capacity of nonusers,” the review revealed. It still remains unclear “whether smoking pot for decades could lead to deeper and more persistent declines in mental ability.”


My take: Let the College Student & Young Professional beware!


Dr. T

March 01, 2018
Category: Books

Bestselling 5 Star Graduation Gift for both College and High School grads!

Recommended by eBay, Forbes, Lifehack, Elite Daily, Real Simple and Bustle.

Why do high schools and colleges require students to take courses in English, math and science, yet have absolutely no requirements for students to learn about personal money management? Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School? 99 Personal Money Management Lessons to Live By was initially developed by the author to pass on to his five children as they entered adulthood. As it developed, the author realized that personal money management skills were rarely taught in high schools, colleges and even in MBA programs. Unfortunately, books on the subject tend to be complicated, lengthy reads. The book includes eight important lessons focusing on 99 principles that will quickly and memorably enhance any individual's money management acumen. Unlike many of the personal money management books out there, this book is a quick, easily digested read that focuses more on the qualitative side than the quantitative side of personal money management. The principles are not from a text book. Rather, they are practical principles learned by the author as he navigated through his financial life. Many are unorthodox in order to be memorable and provoke deeper thought by the reader. Not only an excellent graduation gift for high school and college students but also a great read for any adult!