At a Glance
· Kids with ADHD feel the same emotions as their peers.
· Emotions are more intense with ADHD and impact everyday living.
· ADHD makes it hard to manage emotions.
Seven tools to help parents bring out the absolute best in your their children with ADHD.
One parent, troubled that her child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) didn’t do as well in school as his classmates, began to look for his strengths. She noticed her boy’s creative and artistic talents, and started to foster those qualities.
Children in England and especially girls are being under-treated, not over-medicated, for ADHD, new figures obtained by the Guardian suggest.
In June, Ofsted’s chief inspector of schools, Amanda Spielman, claimed too many children were being given Ritalin, the main drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She said reliance on drugs meant behavioural problems were not being addressed.
Poor, inconsistent sleep (and the meltdowns that so often follow) is one of ADHD’s most debilitating symptoms. There is no magic cure, but parents who follow these guidelines do report more restful hours and less stress.