• Mental Health

An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)



Does this sound like your child:

ricky-adhd

Ricky sits on his hands to stop them from moving. “It’s like I have a motor inside me going “brrrrrr” all the time and I can’t stop it.”

Does this sound like your child?

Is it hard for your child to sit still?

Does your child act without thinking first? Does your child start but not finish things? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may want to read these articles to learn more about Attention Deficit – called for short. is a real illness that starts in childhood. It can change the way act, think, and feel.

Some children with ADHD squirm, fidget, or wiggle all the time and act without thinking. Others seem to be in another world, often staring into space or daydreaming. All of these behaviors may be signs of ADHD. This may sound like many children. But when such behaviors make it hard for a child to do well in school or make friends, ADHD may be the cause.

Parents of these children may know there is a problem, but they may not be sure what the problem is or what to do about it. Reading these articles will help you learn what you can do to help your child.

There are 5 steps to understanding and getting help with ADHD

  1. Look for signs of ADHD.
  2. Learn that ADHD is an illness that can be treated.
  3. Ask your child’s doctor for help.
  4. Talk to your child’s teachers.
  5. Work together to help your child.