When it comes to the topic of ADHD (Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder) also...
But ADHD is a real medical condition with more adults now being diagnosed, having struggled all their young life, perhaps picking up the labels of ‘badly behaved’, ‘trouble-maker’ or ‘annoying fidget’.
Many parents and teachers alike may think that every child goes through stages of inattention, daydreaming or ‘hyper-active’. With so many distractions and busy lives we lead, this can appear true to some extent, a child is a child, excited about life and learning and can sometimes be impulsive with their behaviour.
ADHD typically falls loosely into 2 main categories:
With greater medical advancements and understanding, it’s important to be aware of consistent signs that could avoid the negative labels and get the right support for a child early on in life.
With the rise in these conditions, I’ve helped hundreds of young people become aware of their impulses and learn tools to calm the over-activity and lessen the impulsive negative behaviours and actions.
In some situations, medication is prescribed but either way one of the most important things a child with ADHD can do is learn to manage the condition better.
Here are my 5 top tips for helping children handle attention issues and impulsive behaviours:
These are all effective strategies for all children. And can be very useful for those with ADHD/ADD, along with the right diagnosis and support, children can live a happier and more fulfilled life with their condition, not be defined by it.
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Big smiles, Annette x