Imagine waking up in the morning and realizing that you have many things to do but cannot ultimately plan and work on it. It cripples you!
This may sound like a typical adult who is being bombarded with deadlines at work, a pestering boss, children whining at home, or just having a bad day. For a normal individual, one can easily identify which of these critical points can be addressed immediately and then move on to the next until most of the concerns are being handled. That’s life according to us.
You are a young, rich and successful Chief Executive Officer in one of the highly thriving companies in the Metro. No doubt about it, you can have everything that you need and want – the things that ordinary people can only dream to own. Yes, you’re very lucky.
Upon arriving at the office, you receive news that will change the way you live and the way you look at life… at least temporarily. The company that you are working for was sold to a rival company and unfortunately, it is owned by your previous fling whom you have not spoken with in ages. Right then and there, you knew that it will be the start of the downward spiral. Continue reading “DOWN But Not OUT”
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.
Up to 78% of children with attention and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will carry the symptoms into adulthood, and up to 50% of these adults will have debilitating symptoms. Hyperactivity and impulsivity may decrease in adulthood but problems with executive function and inattention often remain.
Diagnosing ADHD in adults can be difficult, as ADHD presents with symptoms that are similar to bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression. Adults with the disorder tend to struggle with higher education, and unless they have fast paced jobs that involve risk taking or outgoing communication, they may struggle to remain in employment. These people also tend to have a lot more problems with relationships, higher divorce rates, traffic violations and substance abuse problems. Adults with ADHD have a high risk of having children with ADHD.
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is believed to affect between five and ten percent of the population. The condition appears to be hereditary. Over thirty percent of children diagnosed with ADHD have a parent who has the condition. Normally, it is the child’s teacher that picks up the behavioral problems associated with ADHD. Approximately three times as many boys as girls are diagnosed with ADHD, but this may be partly due to symptoms going unnoticed in girls, as they tend to be less disruptive. Girls with ADHD will, however, have the same academic and social problems as boys.
Children with ADHD have difficulty socializing. Undiagnosed or untreated ADHD can have serious consequences including parental conflict, substance abuse, depression and anxiety and learning disabilities. Fortunately, in the case of substance abuse, there are professionals who can help people with addiction.
Many adults believe that Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral problem caused by permissive parents or misbehaved children. This is however not the case, according to the National Resource Centre on ADHD no strong evidence exists connecting bad parenting with ADHD. Although circumstances and parenting styles can mitigate or aggravate the behavioral problems, the cause of ADHD is thought to be a combination of genes and environmental factors. Shirin Hasan, MD further says that, “ADHD is not caused by too much screen time, poor parenting, or eating too much sugar.” Diet was once also considered a possible cause, but most of the suspected dietary causes have been ruled out.
ADHD sufferers have a problem with the way the neurotransmitters in their brains work. Neurotransmitters are chemicals in the brain that make it possible for nerve cells to communicate with one another. In ADHD sufferers, there are insufficient neurotransmitters in the area of the brain that are responsible for regulating attention and behavior.
Don’t get me wrong. I love my brother very much. He is such a darling when he wants to and I’m just a regular older sister who wants to “understand” him. But there are times when I just can’t. He is super inattentive. I talk to him and tell him what needs to be done, but he just drifts away. He doesn’t listen to me or maybe, his ADHD deters from him from doing so.
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. Continue reading “Helping your Daughter to Cope”
Though you may not always realize it, our much-loved children are often stressed and might need some help with, especially with the lifestyle that we are living in this modern world. It is affecting young ladies just as much as for young boys. However, because girls seem to be able to handle it a bit better, people think that girls are coping a lot better than boys. This isn’t true at all. And, it is vitally important that you teach your children—especially young ladies—some coping mechanisms to ensure that they are learning how to cope better while they are growing up. Here are some tips on how you can teach these coping mechanisms to girls and even boys:
Teaching them at a young age to cope
Coping mechanisms are being taught at a young age by professional counselors. The sooner and younger they get to learn how to cope with life and the stresses that come with it, will make them enjoy their lives a lot better. Continue reading “Coping Mechanisms for Young Ladies”