ADHD is not just for boys

Historically, ADHD has been associated with hyperactive, impulsive boys.  Years ago few girls were diagnosed because their symptoms were more easily masked because they tend to be less stereotypically hyperactive.  However, a new study shows that from 2003 to 2011 there has been a 55% increase in ADHD diagnoses in girls.  A prevalence rate increase …

A Dallas Middle School’s relationship driven discipline

My best friend who happens to be a family therapist in East Texas is fond of telling everyone that “rules without relationship equals rebellion.”  He’s found that principle applies to most every family he’s met and I agree.  That also could be applied to our schools.  At Medrano Middle School in the Dallas I.S.D. they have …