Parenting a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be especially challenging. There are days when it feels like they never stop talking. Never stop moving. And never pay attention.
ADHD affects millions of kids around the world. But it is not a failure of parenting. There are strategies you can follow to help your child with ADHD cope – and thrive.
ADHD can affect your child’s focus, impulse control and organization:
The result of these three effects? Kids with ADHD are more likely to have behavioral problems, including difficulty regulating their emotions.
Important: ADHD does not mean your child is any less intelligent. In fact, many kids with ADHD are incredibly smart. It’s a neurodevelopmental disorder, not a learning disorder. Many kids with ADHD have loads of passion, creativity and curiosity – all of which can serve them well in life.
Before we get into tips for supporting a child with ADHD, let’s cover two things you shouldn’t do:
How can you provide a safe, supportive environment for a child with ADHD? Try following these nine practices.
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