Things to Do When You Have ADHD
ADHD is the short form of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD cab also be defined as a complex mental disorder that is characterised by problems of paying attention, excessive activity or difficulty in controlling the behaviour that is not appropriate for a person’s age. ADHD is commonly observed in children.
One of the signs of ADHD is that children with ADHD have a very self focused behaviour such that they are unable to recognise other people’s needs and desires. Another thing that is commonly seen in children with ADHD is that they can’t often stand still because they will have to try to always run, fidget or turn in their chairs when they are required to get seated.
The following are some of the tips that parents whose children have ADHD should equip themselves with in order to be able to manage their kids. As said earlier, patients with ADHD have a problem of keeping track of things and activities and one way to deal with that is by making use of the calendar.
Coming up with a structure or a habit that you can follow on a regular basis can also help; make a habit of taking notes whenever you are in class or you are listening from someone so that it can boost your attention. If you are in the office or class and you have problem to do with disorganisation of your paper work, you can deal with it by choosing a paperwork system that works well with you and also avoid piling of papers on your desk or in the office.
If you are a parent who has a kid with ADHD you can solve the problem of behavioural mismatch of your child by deciding in advance the behaviours which are good enough and acceptable or not by helping the kid understand the consequence of the actions they do.
One of the things you should completely avoid is discouraging the child when you realize they have an unusual problem; you should instead encourage them by telling them good and positive things about the problem they are having or encountering.
For instances, aggressive outbursts from children with ADHD is a common problem so one way to deal with it is by accepting and always being ready to help the kid no matter the situation.
If you are a teacher in class and the kid has a problem of waiting for their turn to ask and answer questions or do anything is to teach the kid on how to pose for a moment before asking or answering questions.