Katherine Ellison 

Opinion: Love Your Kids Most When They Deserve It the Least

Erma Bombeck famously wrote that a child needs your love most when he deserves it the least. We volunteered for this job -- didn't we? – but it sure was easier when they were cuddly little bundles who never flipped us off, stole our iPod...Mothers with challenging kids need to befriend other mothers with challenging kids.

Crossing Lines in the Ritalin Wars: One Mother's Perspective

Katherine Ellison writes about her son in her memoir "Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention." Courtesy Katherine Ellison I once lost a friend whom I had berated for "drugging" his son who had been diagnosed with ADHD -- a story I tell in my...Why this mother changed her mind about treating her child's disorder with drugs.

Katherine Ellison, Author of 'Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention,' Understands Distraction

Katherine Ellison deals with ADHD in many different ways. Credit: Nick Rozsa
You don't have to have Attention Deficit Disorder to get a lot out of "Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention," the new memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine...
Ellison makes a point in her book that our entire society -- this writer included -- is growing increasingly prone to distraction.

Making babies makes you smarter

Want to get smarter? Have a kid. The human brain makes new cells constantly over a lifetime, but the cells are most likely to survive and flourish when challenged with emotional and novel experiences. Scientists now say that parenthood provides the p...


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