The Basics of ADHD
If you think your preschool child has problematic behavior, and you have observed the following (to name a few):
Then it is time to see your pediatrician, developmentalist or psychiatrist. Physicians actually have specific criteria before they characterize your child as having ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The behaviour should be observed before 7 years of age, and at two different situations, where you can observe the same, like both at home and at school. The situation is very difficult for you as parents, and for everyone who facilitates your child’s learning as well.
What to do when your child has ADHD
Your child would have special need if he or she has ADHD. Oftentimes the approach would be a combination of pharmacotherapy (giving medicines) and psychotherapy to treat the child. However, you could always remember the following:
This means that not only your child has to undergo behavioral modifications, but you too. Show your child how special they are, not because of their condition but because you love them.
Written and posted by George Kingery.