Attention Deficit Disorder ADD or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder ADHD is a condition frequently diagnosed in children due to a wide range of problems with inattention and impulsiveness. Around 11% of children in the US are diagnosed with either ADD or ADHD, which mostly relates to the delayed development of self-management skills. Let’s explore the most effective ADHD parenting that will help children thrive.
All young children are naturally active, impulsive, easily distracted and, at times, can be uncooperative. So how do you know if your child has a problem?
ADHD might be considered if the behaviors:
- negatively impact several areas of your child’s life in a significant way,
- are more extensive and extreme from other kids’ typical behavior at the same age, AND
- this pattern continues for more than 6 months.
If your child is distractible or impulsive like most kids his age and he is doing fine in all areas of life, an ADHD diagnosis is inappropriate. On the other hand, if…
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