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Is Your Child an ADHD?

Updated on October 10, 2015
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A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Business Management Major), I worked my way through multisectoral exposures.

What you should know about ADHD?

ADHD is an abnormality in the neuropsychological development of a person. He could be a child or an adult that displays hyperactivity, inattentiveness and impulsiveness. Its initial symptoms are usually detected and observed during early childhood, that is, from 3-6 years old. As its name implies, children with such disorder seem to require too much attention from adults, especially from parents by doing a lot of activities that grabs attention.

Want Your Kid to be a Winner?


Rafael, a four-year-old, over-energetic kid just can’t stop moving around the house. The whole day long, he would be running here and there, taking his little sister’s toys or anything in her hands, ransacking every room and leaving everything in improper disorder. Everything is in real chaos and soon enough, her mom would eventually end up screaming off her head. When he is left with nothing to do, he would be squirming on his seat or fidgeting on his fingers and toes as well.

Rafael is one of those many undetected, yet, an unconcealed, typical example of an ADHD (Attention Deficiency Hyper Activity Disorder) child. If you had detected any of these prevailing characteristics in your kids, then it’s time for you to take a look and know what you can do to help your child. ADHD is one of the many neuropsychological impairments prevailing worldwide today that are usually left neglected and undetected by parents. For this reason, many people end up being a loser in their adulthood. An adult with ADHD discriminates himself from others and suffers from low esteem, thereby minimizing career opportunities.

Now, if you don’t want to make a loser out of your child, then try to read the facts below and soon you’ll learn how to transform your kid into a real WINNER!

What to Expect in an ADHD Child?

Detected in Rafael’s behavior is his lack of focus and attention which results to his inability to follow minor instructions that Mika, his two-year-old sister could easily do. He also shows impatience when asking for a glass of water or anything. Just Imagine how her mom must have felt when at one time, in one of those Prayer Meetings, while everyone else were into deep meditation as the Minister lead the closing prayer (which was longer than usual), Rafael suddenly blurted out, “That’s enough. Amen! Amen!”

Restlessness, fidgeting, squirming and inability to behave what is expected of a normal child are just some of the signs seen in a child with this kind of disorder. Also apparent to someone with ADHD is the inability to wait in line and to re-echo what you are saying every time you tried to make him understand something. There is a constant struggle to finish a given task as they are quite slow in absorbing activities given to them compared to other children of the same age. This is due to their inattentiveness, failure to focus on something or neglect to listen when given an instruction. They easily get bored, distracted and confused as they have shorter attention span. Unless, they find a certain activity or a task enjoyable enough to sustain their interest, they quickly divert their attention to some other things. They also frequently miss details. Children suffering from ADHD seem to have a poor memory as they easily lose things like slippers, pencil, toys and other personal things.

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What are its Causes?

ADHD is believed to be genetic. "It runs in the genes!" as one may say. The study reveals that fifty percent of parents who carry this kind of disorder bears offspring with the same genetic problem and 10-35 percent have close relatives suffering from the same disorder. It is also prevalent worldwide and much dominant in places with greater depression as in developing and underdeveloped countries. Mothers with abnormal prenatal conditions like premature delivery, extremely low birth weight, exposure to drugs, smoking, alcohol and severe trauma cases are likely to deliver kids with this kind of genetic syndrome. Also conducive are those young mothers with juvenile delinquency problems, history of Tourette Syndrome, tics behavior and learning disabilities.

Adults who had his neuropsychological disorder is sure to have suffered from severe depression during their younger years and had not been diagnosed nor had they undergone any form of proper medical treatment. Left untreated, this depression will leave severe scars on the emotion of the child which he will carry through the years and later will serve as a drawback to his career and relationships.

ADHD Brings Stress to the Family

To Help an ADHD Kid

Parents needs to be aware of their kid's disability. In order to help him or her, the following set of behavioral treatment must be considered.

  • Define a clear set of rules and guidelines to be followed.
  • Establish an organized daily routine work for the child.
  • Be consistent in dealing with issues concerning discipline.
  • Be sensitive to your child's conditional behavior.
  • Be sure to give rewards and praises for every rules followed.
  • Be with your child especially in times of his or her emotional crisis and depression

Does ADHD Affects Adults?

Some children with ADHD carry it through their adolescent stage and later in their adulthood. Many adults who have the same disorder simply don't know that they have it. Indicators of this disorder in adolescents and adults are: Restlessness, absence of focus and concentration, lesser attention span on any task, uneasiness, low self-esteem, mood swings or bipolar activities, self-pity and other signs of depression and disorganization.

People suffering from ADHD just find it hard to cope up with any relationship. They are usually anti-social and prefer to be alone rather than build any form of relationship with people they frequently encounter. For those who managed to have a relationship, maintaining it is a form of agony as they find it hard to cope up with whatever social activities that one needs to indulge with while in a relationship. A routine job such as waking up early in the morning for work is a regular struggle. Remembering and keeping appointments on time is a battle. They are also constantly into traffic violations because of their impulsive nature and unusual impatience. A person suffering from this congenital disorder finds it hard to organize things or events and can never stay in one job for a long period of time. With one bearing this kind of character, it is indeed a lot of struggles to be able to establish a good career. A person of this kind virtually ends up a LOSER!

Does ADHD Affect Adults?

Some children with ADHD carry it through their adolescence and later in their adulthood. Many adults who have the same disorder simply don't know that they have it. Indicators of this disorder in adolescents and adults are: Restlessness, absence of focus and concentration, lesser attention span on any task, uneasiness, low self-esteem, mood swings or bipolar activities, self-pity and other signs of depression and disorganization.

People suffering from ADHD just find it hard to cope up with any relationship. Routine job such as waking up in the morning for work is a regular struggle. Remembering and keeping appointments on time is a battle. They are also constantly into traffic violations because of their impulsive nature and unusual impatience. A person suffering from this congenital disorder finds it hard to organize things or events and can never stay in one job for a long period of time. With one bearing this kind of character, it is indeed a lot of struggle to be able to establish a good career. A person of this kind virtually ends up a LOSER!

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