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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Raised in the South, St. Mary’s GA – Go Dawgs! Living in the Northwest raising three, never boring teenagers, and embarrassing them as often as possible with my favorite man in the world. My writing will take you to the trenches, to where foundation has crumbled beneath my feet and I'm too weak to stand, yet strong enough to kneel. It will make you feel as though you are sitting beside me in moments of redemption with Jesus too. My life is not a fairytale, but I still believe in them and there are moments when love can shatter any heart of stone. It's my choice to share my stories, but its Gods purpose to have me share it. It needs to be known that you can struggle, battle, fail and go through hell, yet come up and out of those trenches as a warrior with a beautiful redemption story. I do my best to write with poise and gut-busting grace so its an adventure. Being blunt as all get out, saying it exactly how it is, saves everyone time. You’ll learn to love and appreciate me, and if not – that’s cool too. I’m a “go big or go home” kind of gal and nothing I do is ever half-hearted or under thought.

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