If parents have a flaw, it is that they sometimes worry a little too much. They worry about their children being five minutes late. They worry about their children meeting the right partner. And they worry about their kids developing ADHD.
Like most people already know, ADHD refers to the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, a unique but by no means life threatening condition that affects children and adults alike. Over the years, much has been learned about this disorder. It is believed that 1 out of every child suffers from some degree of ADHD and, despite a number of claims on the contrary, there is no real evidence that children ever really outgrown this condition. Male children have also been discovered to be more prone to ADHD than female.
Diagnosis of ADHD is usually not difficult. Children with special needs that are linked to ADHD usually have a very hard time concentrating for prolonged lengths. This is because their attention is very often divided between several different thoughts or tasks. They also tend to be more impulsive, doing things without necessarily thinking it through. Although such behaviors are ordinarily common with most children, they are more pronounced with people diagnosed with ADHD.
Parents who have kids suffering from ADHD are advised to work with resources that can help them in adapting to their children’s special needs. Being diagnosed with ADHD doesn’t mean your child is any less intelligent than other children. ADHD is by no means a life sentence. In fact, in most cases it does very little to affect a child’s potential for success.
To put this into better perspective, some of the world’s most famous and successful people were once children with special needs linked to ADHD. For instance Beethoven, Newton, the Wright Brothers and Einstein all experienced the condition. So also did President George Bush, his son (the second president), Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis and Henry Ford. Other notable people who were known to have the same condition include, John F. Kennedy, Magic Johnson, John Lennon, Steven Spielberg and long time world richest man, Bill Gates.
Still, the most effective way of ensuring that your child gets the future they deserve is by learning more about how you can help them. There are dozens of resources that can dwell on the subject of children with special needs. You’ll be able to find several books written on the topic.
We offer a wealth of material that can help parents and guardians care for their kids better. You’ll be able to learn more about ADHD and the most effective ways of getting your child’s attention. The site offers insight on dozens of other areas where a child might need assistance. For example, you’ll find articles on autism, dyslexia, CHADD and even eating disorders among others.