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A child with ADHD needs special care and attention. Providing the best possible attention and care for your child requires a deep understanding of what ADHD is all about. The first vital step is for parents to learn how ADHD affects their child at home, in school and socially.
Significantly, there are 3 main symptoms of ADHD: Hyperactivity, Inattention, and Impulsiveness.
Hyperactivity – This is said to be the most understood yet misunderstood indication of ADHD. This is the inability of a child to sit still for any period of time. Playing with objects, fidgeting, talking too much, and being in constant motion are some examples of hyperactivity.
Inattention – This is either the inability to give attention to a specific matter or flitting from one thing to another. A child with ADHD finds it hard to block out distractions and concentrate on one specific item or task. Some symptoms of inattention are daydreams, distraction from work, making careless mistakes and being disorganized.
Impulsiveness – This means “living in the moment”. A child with ADHD tends to take hold of everything that is interesting for him or her. They may immediately grab something without worrying if it might be inappropriate or without considering any consequences that may arise from that action. In short, they act before they think. A child who cannot wait for things, interrupts other people, and answers questions before they’re even finished being asked displays impulsiveness.
These symptoms can make it exhausting and seem time-consuming to raise a child with ADHD.
So, here are some steps parents can take to help them in raising kids with ADHD:
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If you manage to add these approaches when parenting an ADHD child you should find your job as a parent becomes easier and your child clearer on what is acceptable behavior. Stay patient, remain positive and don’t lose hope.