Parenting a Child with ADHD - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of ADHD?

Symptoms of a child with ADHD can include the following:

  • difficulty sustaining and paying attention to tasks at home, school and/or in the community;

  • making careless errors, not following through with tasks or completing instructions;

  • being easily distracted;

  • look like they aren't listening;

  • being easily bored;

  • being forgetful, losing things;

  • having difficulty organizing tasks, activities, or belongings;

  • being fidgety, difficulty remaining seated;

  • talking excessively;

  • running or climbing about excessively when it is inappropriate to do so;

  • having difficulty awaiting his/her turn in a game or activity;

  • interrupting or intruding on others;

  • avoiding or disliking doing things that take a lot of effort for a long time.

Many children with ADHD will have symptoms that persist into adulthood. Effective treatments for ADHD include both medications and behavioral therapies.

Not surprisingly, parenting a child with ADHD can pose special challenges.

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