A few facts about ADHD and where you can find support.

Recently a loved one of mine has been learning to live with a child that has ADHD. The more I hear about it the more I want to learn. Thankfully Judith from Support 4 Parents with Complex Children was friendly enough to share a few concepts for all interested.

What is ADHD?

ADHD is typically described as a child/ adult’s inability to sit still, focus, concentrate on any one thing for more than a few minutes at a time. This is noticeable by almost everyone around them due to the excess energy, fidgeting, and bouncing from one subject/ project/ toy/ etc constantly.

Common Misconceptions:

Some say that ADHD is caused by:

  • food dyes
  • inconsistent parenting
  • discipline

and even some think it is not real at but an excuse made by parents and caregivers. These are all completely false and ADHD is a very real medical disorder that is much more common than many realize.

Adversities Children/Adults Face:

Some adversities those with ADHD face is difficulties in school with their inability to control themselves both physically and often emotionally causing many behavior problems including fights or suspensions for example.

Another challenge in making and maintaining friendships and social interactions successfully.

Treatments:

Treatment for ADHD can include medications, therapy, and an IEP  done at the child’s school to help the child be successful in a classroom setting.

 

For More information please visit Judith support page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/support4parentswithcomplexchildren

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About Totally Jessifiable

This blog contains all the inner workings of me - the good the bad and the ugly. Although a majority of it is Step-Mom related since that is my current state of parenting along with my own children. There will be times of regress, moments of my childhood, good and bad that created the parent I am today - and there will be moments of utter happiness because I have made it through hell and back. This blog is real, it will hopefully make you angry, it will make you cry, it will make you laugh so hard you may pee your pants - its suppose to create a feeling within you - and I hope it does.

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