ADHD stands for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and it is neurodevelopmental condition that develops when the brain and central nervous system suffer impairments related to growth and development. A child with this disorder may struggle throughout the day to maintain their attention. He or she may appear restless and hyperactive most of the times.
ADHD can impact life of kids to great extent. It can interfere with their school work, their relationships with other people. These symptoms can also enter into their adulthood, causing many problems. This condition makes it harder for kids to develop the various important. As a result, they often act in ways that are difficult for parents to manage.
Kids with ADHD may:
- Seem not to listen
- Have trouble paying attention
- Not follow directions well
- Need many reminders to do things on time
- Show poor effort in work. E.g.: Homework
- Interrupt a lot
- Do things without thinking
- Make careless mistakes
What Parents Can Do:
Parenting is very important as any other part of ADHD treatment. The way parents react to this can make ADHD better or worse. It depends on parents how they treat their pal suffering from ADHD. As a parent of ADHD sufferer:
- Learn all about ADHD.
- Try to be involved with your kid.
- Follow the treatment your child’s doctor recommends.
- If your child is on medications, give them on time.
- Don’t change the dose without checking with the doctor.
Know how ADHD affects your child: As we all know; every child is different. Identify the difficulties your child is facing because of this disorder. Some kids need to get better at paying attention and listening. Spend time with your kids and try to know about how ADHD is affecting your child.
Talk about it: Don’t be shy and talk with your child about ADHD. Help kids understand that having ADHD is not their fault, and that they can learn ways to improve the problems it causes.
A word from SuperActive Kids:
Kids with ADHD often feel separated. Protect your child by being patient, understanding, and accepting. Let your child know you believe in him. Always try to build a relationship with your child which is positive and loving.