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5 Tips to Help Get Your ADHD Child Organized

You know it. The never-ending battle of your son's messy room. His room isn't like other children's, though. Your son's room is an all-out black hole where things disappear ... never to be seen again. The truth is, kids with Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have a hard time getting organized and staying organized. Try these five tips the next time you walk into your child's crumb-infested bedroom.

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Addiction to Minecraft

What are the positives and negatives of playing Minecraft?

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A Delicious Cooking-Themed Birthday Party

Does your son or daughter enjoy spending time in the kitchen preparing food for the family? Maybe you should consider a cooking-themed birthday this year. Gathering for any birthday party usually includes food, but for a cooking party, the preparation of the food becomes the party theme.

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A Father's Day to Remember

Father's Day is just around the corner, so don't be caught scrambling for the perfect way to show you care. Try some of these ideas to show your dad just how important he is to you.

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Amphetamine Abuse and Your Teen

Teen drug abuse - most notably of alcohol and opioids - has declined considerably over the past decade. But this is not true for amphetamines, now the second most commonly abused drug among high school seniors after marijuana.

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Defining ADD and ADHD

What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?

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Father's Day Activities and Events

Make Dad a Big Deal! From golf specials to boat rides with a view, Washington Parent makes it easy to find the perfect way to celebrate Father's Day in the DMV. Give Dad a Day to Remember!

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Get Hooked on Fishing

There are plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy on a weekend. Teaching your kids to fish is a great option and it'll help ensure they get the chance to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air. Besides, fishing is a fantastic hobby that is also great for your family's health.

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Helping New Dads Adjust

When a child is born, much emphasis is placed on helping the new mother and baby adjust. But they aren't the only ones undergoing change. Most first-time fathers experience stress due to sleep deprivation, change in routines and their own apprehensions about parenting.

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Summertime Skin

Now that the temperatures are warming and the days are lengthening, it won't be long before families head to the beach for some fun and sun. But time at the beach also comes with some health hazards, particularly as you bare your skin to the elements. As a dermatologist, I often see the effects of summertime fun. Fortunately, most of these skin problems are preventable and treatable. Read on for more information.

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Swimming Lessons Keep Your Family Safe

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately two children ages 14 or younger die from unintentional drowning each day. Parents can change this grim statistics of accidental drownings by ensuring their children take swim lessons and learn basic water safety.

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The Power of Dad's Magic

As a mom, I'm aware of my own amazing mystical abilities within my family - the X-ray vision, the omniscient awareness, the keeper of insider information (like where we keep the oven mitts). But it took me a while to recognize my husband's magical powers.

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What Dads and Kids Wish Moms Knew

If the kids are doing something that's physically or morally dangerous, step in. If the kids are very young, simply watch your tendency to jump in, maneuver, help or direct the child. The same goes for dads. Moms, please step in to help if Dad is doing something dangerous. Beyond that, stand back and let him figure things out in his own way and time.

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