Caring for a child or young person with ADHD, or Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, can be challenging. There are lots of resources out there for parents of children with ADHD to get support and understand more about their condition – this can make it easier to cope with your child’s neurodiversity.
ADHD can mean that normal routines, rules and activities cannot be approached in a traditional way. Just trying to understand your child will help you to tailor different approaches to see what works for them.
Children with ADHD often struggle with difficulty keeping attention, levels of activity and impulse control. These difficulties are present before the age of seven years and can affect many areas of the child’s and family’s life. Signs of ADHD in girls are also different – and less widely known – than those in boys, leading to many girls and women to go through life undiagnosed.
It may also be useful to speak to your child’s school about putting plans in place and educating them to the best of your ability about ADHD and how this may affect your child’s learning.
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