What Experts Say


I strongly recommend Dr. Newmark's book to all parents, relatives, and friends of children with ADHD, as well as the teachers, doctors, and other professionals who work with them. Before going to the pharmacy, we can use an integrative approach to help these children succeed and fulfill their true potential. Dr. Newmark tells us just how to do that.
— Dr. Andrew Weil

Dr. Newmark has finally crafted the book that I have long been wishing for: a wonderful self-help guide for parents looking for a thoughtful and science-based natural approach to treating ADHD. This integrative/holistic style reduces or eliminates the need for stimulant medications and offers sound advice about diet, sleep, nutrients, herbs and other key modalities. The book radiates a balanced wisdom that comes so rarely from practicing physicians today..
— Scott Shannon, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; author of Please Don’t Label My Child; editor of Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health

If I had one book to read about ADHD, this is it. It is well-written, practical and filled with the uncommonly good common sense of an experienced and compassionate clinician with fair-minded and rigorous reviews of the state of the science.
— Kathi Kemper, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Integrative Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics, Social Science Health Policy, and Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

T-Ball isn't the best sport for children with ADHD

T-ball isn't the best fit for children with ADHD

T-ball is too slow for children with ADHD

I always encourage sports for children with ADHD, but T-ball is not one of them. It’s just way too slow and boring for anyone with the least difficulty in maintaining focus.

 

If you watch a t-ball game the vast majority of the time is spent doing almost nothing. My own son does not have ADHD and it was the only sport he absolutely refused to play. I was pretty relieved because I was so bored trying to watch it, and I love baseball.

I would much see rather kids this young playing catch or stickball or any other baseball variation in small groups. Not only is it more involving, but they develop their skills a lot more quickly.

This brings me to a larger issue; I really worry about young kids spending so much of their time in organized and supervised activities. When I was a kid we played ball and other games with two, three or four kids or whatever without any adults to bother us. I think this developed creativity and social skills in a way that will never happen in these highly organized activities.

Let’s just let kids play and be kids and get the adults out of there!

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