While you can’t be sure if your child has ADD / ADHD, his behavior may make you wonder. Is it ADD / ADHD, or is it just part of growing up? It is a complex mental health disorder that can affect a child’s success in school and with interpersonal relationships. Unfortunately, the symptoms do vary and are sometimes difficult to recognize.
The symptoms vary widely, but some of the most common are as follows:
- Difficulty staying seated
- Easily distracted, difficulty focusing
- Difficulty waiting turn in lines, games, etc.
- Has trouble following instructions
- Has Trouble sustaining attention
- Moves from one thing to another, often times not completing any
- Talks excessively
- Loses things
- Engages in activities that seem dangerous
- Times seems very immature and/or irresponsible for age level
- Is often times forgetful
Often doesn’t understand “why” he or she did something (“I don’t know” responses)
*Note, these are not something that happens once in a while. Most symptoms of ADD have persisted for a minimum of 6 months in children, and most of the childhood and into adulthood for Adults.
What can be done to help ?
Nutritional support for ADHD is markedly superior to prescription medication (read about Nutritional Therapy For Attention Deficit Disorder ).
Also, please check out the book below. The author passes on his wisdom about how to help children with ADHD succeed, and includes medical, nutritional, educational, and psychological information in a format which is easy to understand.