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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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