- Has frequent meltdowns
- Acts wild
- Has trouble staying focused
- Loses it over little things
- Seems more clumsy
- Performs poorly on tasks you know they can usually do
- Has trouble waking up in the morning
- Craves carbohydrates
- Picks on siblings
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #6: PREGNANCY
Q: True or False: There is a link between smoking and drinking while pregnant and ADHD?
A: True. Studies have shown a link between smoking and alcohol use in pregnant mothers may increase ADHD risk.
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #3: AVERAGE AGE
Q: What is the average age of first time ADHD diagnosis?
A: 7 years old
The most common symptoms of ADHD are:
Inattention: difficulty concentrating, following instructions, and staying on task
Impulsiveness: interrupting, talking over others and loss of emotional control
Hyperactivity: fidgeting and experiencing restlessness
Tomorrow we will have some fun and test your knowledge of ADHD.
ADHD is neurobiological and not a character flaw. If your child experiences any of the symptoms of ADHD, it may not mean that they are intentionally trying to be disrespectful and rude.
Tomorrow we will list the ADHD signs you should be watching for.
Many studies have shown that people who speak first and loudest tend to persuade others to go along with their positions even when they are wrong. Teach your kids to always analyze and not be led blindly.
The most common time of day for family fights is dinnertime. Studies found parents and kids were at the most highly charged from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This may be due to parents just returning from work and everybody is hungry. To reduce fighting, hold off on difficult topics until everyone’s looked through the mail, eaten, and changed clothes.
Many more children have mental problems then you would think. According to a finding published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 children or 20% between the ages of 3 and 17 have some form of mental disorder. Here are some interesting statistics showing just how common the top 5 mental disorders are:
ADHD: 6.8% or 1 in 14
Behavioral or Conduct Problems: 3.5% or 1 in 28
Anxiety: 3% or 1 in 33
Depression: 2.1% or 1 in 50
Autism Spectrum Disorders: 1.1% or 1 in 100
If your child suffers from any mental disorder, seek out help right away. Most childhood mental health problems can be improved by giving them the support they need and acting quickly if there is a sign of a problem. Without any treatment or help, most of these mental illnesses will worsen over time. It’s always better to try and seek support when the child, or adult for that matter, starts showing signs of mental illnesses. There are a number of different treatments, such as medicines and therapy options. A lot of adults seem to find that therapy is one of the best ways to get to the bottom of the illness. By talking about the problems, people often find that they can overcome these issues and manage them much more effectively. Perhaps some people should consider visiting a website like https://www.privatetherapy.com/ to see if their services would be useful. Of course, there will also be therapy options for children, so make sure to do some research into that if you think they could benefit from this.
Does your child have depression? Here are some of the depression risk factors:
– Low self-esteem
– Negative body image
– Low social support
– Ineffective coping – Having a parent with depression
– Exposure to violence
– Social isolation
– Family breakup
When communicating with a teacher, keep the contact positive and professional. Share your child’s feelings, behaviors and/or your own observations politely. When teachers feel accused or blamed, they are more likely to focus on defending their actions instead of helping your child.
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