ADHD is the short form of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD can also be termed as a condition of the brain that basically affects the ability of a person to pay attention. ADHD is a condition that mostly affects kids at an early age.
Younger children who have ADHD can also have problems to do with temper management. Another thing that is commonly seen in children with ADHD is that they can’t often stand still because they will have to try to always run, fidget or turn in their chairs when they are required to get seated.
Some of the skills that you can learn on order to be able to get your symptoms of ADHD under control includes the following: As said earlier, patients with ADHD have a problem of keeping track of things and activities and one way to deal with that is by making use of the calendar.
Coming up with a structure or a habit that you can follow on a regular basis can also help; make a habit of taking notes whenever you are in class or you are listening from someone so that it can boost your attention. Another way to deal with disorganisation of papers to avoid the use of papers in your work or minimise the number of papers you use by opting to the use of electronic gadgets such as computers, tablets and phones and also requesting for electronic gadgets statements and bills instead of paperwork.
Once you have decided on the kind of behaviours you want your child to have and they keep failing to follow the guidelines you can even punish him or her once for having an unacceptable behaviour or for failing to follow the instructions and guidelines given to the kid so that he or she will be afraid to face the consequence in case they are tempted to repeat the mistake.
One of the things you should completely avoid is discouraging the child when you realize they have an unusual problem; you should instead encourage them by telling them good and positive things about the problem they are having or encountering.
The first step to solving any problem is by accepting that the problem has already happened or already exists, similarly, the first step to helping a kid with ADHD is by accepting and understanding the condition of the kid plus accepting them for whom they are.
If the kid comes home with assignments and forgets about them you should be the one to take the responsibility of ensuring they do the assignments in time and also help them with the assignments; in times when your encouragement does not seem to work to help you can also go for professional help and counselling from therapists and other specialist so that they can help you to manage your stress, pressure and anxiety and that of the kid.