The careless child with ADHD
The main symptoms of ADHD, impulsivity and lack of concentration cause many problems in children, especially those who are younger. As it is challenging to control their thoughts and reactions at the same time, there are cases that endanger themselves and their friends.
10-year-old Giannis, while running in the courtyard trying to play, does not pay attention around him and drags 7-year-olds Vassilis and Sofia. In another incident in the classroom, after his teacher remarked that he was not concentrating during the lesson, Giannis’ classmates made fun of him. Frustrated by the daily problems he creates and burdened by his marginalization from the peer environment, Giannis starts hitting his classmates and shouting, causing upset in the classroom.
Obviously, children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD, in addition to conid19 symptoms of anxiety, they are forced to suffer from various other difficulties. Parents strive to protect them and lay the groundwork for better management of their symptoms. Unfortunately, they can not control all their reactions, and maintain boundaries in their behavior, especially when children are away from home. To facilitate, they can try to lay the groundwork for children to get used to regulating their own behavior.
The i-paidi SCIENTIFIC FAMILLY NGO suggests to parents:
- Talk to other parents in “friendship groups” and their little ones follow a specialized intervention with the appropriate therapists. The sooner the better. When the foundations for managing behavior are laid from an early age, then it is certain that children with ADHD will lead a more balanced life.
- Help children from home by setting rules with limits for all family members. The whole family has to work together on the needs of the little ones. When the child with ADHD does not obey the rules, after discussing what went wrong, they help him to focus on any positive outcome. Let’s not forget that reinforcement encourages children to repeat the right behavior and forget what went wrong.
- Be available and listen to their children’s problems daily. If you create the framework for a healthy dialogue with children, you will listen to all their thoughts and be aware of what is bothering them. So little by little you can give advise and show them the right direction.