living with adhd
Attention Deficit Disorder is a collection of specific traits that reflects or affects a person (or child’s) natural neurological nature
Some Positive traits include spontaneity, creativity and the ability to lock onto and hyper focus on tasks of the child’s own choosing. However, there are also some traits that may present some potential problems. These include selective attention, easily distracted, impulsive and sometimes hyperactivity. Your child may exhibit some of these positive or negative traits, not necessarily all of them. Depending on how these are perceived and treated, the specific combination of your child’s traits can work to either their advantage or disadvantage.
Pretty much all children are impulsive, easily distracted, and inattentive some of the time, but ADD children are like this most of the time.
Attention Deficit Disorder is not just a problem in children. If you were diagnosed with childhood ADD/ADHD, chances are, you’ve carried at least some of the symptoms into adulthood. But even if you were never diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as a child, it doesn’t mean you can’t be affected by it as an adult. Research shows in general that one in 33 adults or 4% of the total adult population in the world suffer with Attention Deficit Disorder.
ADD poses a lot of challenges and understanding why your child behaves in a certain way, will help you meet these challenges.
Some traits readily seen in children diagnosed with ADD / ADHD:
- Sustained attention: “ They… Continue reading