Dena Kouremetis

Psychology Today

Hyperactive Kids and Playtime --- What's the Connection?

When my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD by second grade, my baby boomer brain had me wondering. Yes – she was often “off-task” and easily bored trying to sit still at a desk all day long. But where were all the kids like her when I was growing up? I do recall several boys (usually not girls) who were sent to the principal’s office for acting out in class or on the playground. But those instances were pretty rare, and no one labeled their behaviors as anything but naughtiness, negative attention-getting, bad manners, or lack of parental guidance. Read more...

 

 

Dena Kouremetis