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Creating Wonderful Memories With Your ADHD Child

  The Importance of Emotional Bonding Establishing physical and emotional bonds between you and your child is an integral part of parenting. It instills compassion, warmth and affection in your child. When you show your love to your child through hugs, kisses and cuddles while growing up, they become more stable emotionally and even mentally – increasing their confidence and self-respect in themselves. All kids benefit from emotional bonding, and all the more for kids with ADHD.

Hyperactivity Disorder, Parent's Guide

Trying To Accept The Fact That My Son Has ADHD

Source: fyifamilies.co Trying To Accept The Fact That My Son Has ADHD (And How I Was Able To Help Him Just In Time!) “There is nothing wrong with my son! Who are you to tell me that there is something wrong with him – that he lacks focus, is inattentive and very hyperactive? He is just five years old! All kids are like that! How dare you isolate my boy like that!” That was me a year ago and I was speaking with my son’s Kindergarten teacher. She was telling me that my boy has difficulty reading because he is easily distracted and can’t focus on school lessons. She also mentioned that he fidgets all the time and that my son is very hyperactive.

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ADHD – Co-Existing Disruptive Behavioral Disorders

Introduction More than two-thirds of the sufferers of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD have co-existing disorders such as disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, tics and Tourette Syndrome. The existence of one of these conditions complicates the treatment plan. Most children with ADHD will manage to adapt, but having one of the associated disorders makes it more likely that they will fail to finish their education. The best line of defense is an early diagnosis because the consequences of an undiagnosed or untreated coexisting condition can be severe. Most children with ADHD will manage to adapt, but having one of the associated disorders makes it more likely that they will fail to finish their education. The best line of defense is an early diagnosis because the consequences of an undiagnosed or untreated coexisting condition can be severe. Source: listelio.com   Diagnoses Because ADHD is difficult to diagnose and because of the possibility of co-existing conditions, when presented with a possible case of ADHD, the doctors will conduct various investigations and analyses before determining whether or not the child has ADHD and/or other disorders. The investigation will include interviews with parents, the child, teachers, and caregivers. The doctors will seek to discover if the symptoms are a result of environmental factors such as relationship problems in the home. They will also explore family history to understand whether or not there is a previous history of any of the disorders. This isn’t to say that every mental health professional you hire is going to consider or review the same things, and most of us know what a doctor is, but here is an interesting article about the difference between a therapist and a psychologist. Just know that whoever medical expert you speak with, the fact remains that any disorder can coexist with ADHD, but some are more common. Over 50% of ADHD sufferers have a disruptive behavior disorder.

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ADHD – A Guide For Parents

  Introduction Having a child with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD can be very frustrating. The parents of these children are often stressed due to the behavioral problems that they have to deal with. This stress can be worsened by the financial requirements of treatment and social stresses can result when other adults consider the child’s behavior to be a sign of poor parenting. Stressed parents are more likely to have tense relationships with their children, which can, of course, worsen the situation. Many parents of children with ADHD will have the condition themselves since this can be hereditary. A parent who thinks that he may have similar symptoms to the child should consult a medical professional, as coping with his own set of problems and those of the child could be impossible. Children with ADHD function far better in a structured environment, so treatment often begins by training the parents. Modification of the physical and emotional environment of the child is used to help the child modify his behavior.

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Helping your Daughter to Cope

There are so many things that girls need to cope with on a daily basis, especially in this modern fast-paced society, but you will only find out the level that she is able to cope after a depression test. They need to cope with other girls that are mean; boys tease them and make life hard in general. The problem is that many parents don’t know that their daughters are struggling or they don’t know how to handle it. It is important to make sure that your daughter is feeling safe and protected. And this information will assist you with helping your daughter cope with the daily stress: Teaching them calming techniques Something that you need to teach all your children—girls and boys included—are calming techniques. Techniques like deep breathing, counting to 10, and just to turning around and walking away. Parents don’t always consider the fact that their children, especially girls, are going through a stressful life and that teasing is something that they need to deal with on a daily basis. And, if they are going to react to the teasing, they are just making them even a bigger target. This is why teaching them calming techniques is so essential. There is some free online therapy that you can consider for more assistance on calming techniques.

Hyperactivity Disorder, Parent's Guide

Occupational Therapy Is A Godsend For Kids With ADHD

On the very first occupational therapy session that my son attended, his therapist invited me inside their playroom and directed me to a white board filled with drawings and words. On top of the board it said, 8 RULES FOR MICHAEL. The first drawing I saw on the board was a chair. Next, there was a hand with five fingers. The third drawing was a pair of opened eyes. After that, the drawing of closed lips. Next, I saw a drawing of ears. After the drawings, there were phrases that said “FINISH WORK”, NO HITTING HEAD” and lastly, NO SLAPPING, GRABBING, PUSHING”. Beside the 8 rules, there were three boxes and one of those boxes had an “x” mark.

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Homeschooling Kids With ADHD

There have been multiple instances where the traditional school approach has failed children with ADHD, leaving parents to scratch their heads in frustration. There is always a hungry search for the perfect schooling alternative that works for your child, but it doesn’t always lead to a good match. This leads to transferring schools, registering your child in special-needs class, or worse – letting go of education. But, there is no need to fret; many studies have shown that homeschooling a child with ADHD is very effective and benefitting to the student.

Hyperactivity Disorder, Parent's Guide

My Son’s Double Diagnosis: ASD With ADHD

When the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrician told me a year ago that my son has ADHD, I was relieved. I had that feeling all along and it was a thorn off my chest to get that validation from a specialist. At least, I don’t have to speculate anymore. I used to answer people with an “I don’t know. I’m not sure. Still waiting for our appointment to come.” And they would say – “I really think he has ADHD. His behavior is not normal.” I would just roll my eyes.