While the disorganization, procrastination, inability to focus, and other problems that come with ADHD, so does creativity and risk-taking.
Today I am going to tell you about a common disorder ADHD (Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder) in children. The result can be bad, so talk, understand, solve the problem.
What is ADHD?
Have you seen some kids who can’t sit still for a while, can’t concentrate on studying?
If you sit them quietly with a book, they fall asleep while reading, forget things very quickly, talk a lot, always sad, always trying to run or jump!
Perhaps the problem is overlooked by calling such children ‘promiscuous’, ‘naughty’, but technically there is a name for these symptoms called ADHD, which stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Symptoms of Children with ADHD
- Inability to focus on one place
- Not being able to focus on studying, not being able to sit and study
- Being hyper-acute, running around, throwing things, jumping (these qualities come in handy in sports)
- Being impulsive – what is needed must be immediate
- Difficulty making friends
- Having rude behavior
- Difficulty in sleeping
Why do children have problems with ADHD?
- Known causes of ADHD can range from genetics (heredity) to premature delivery and low birth weight.
- At a very general level this problem can be caused by watching too many cartoon movies, playing too many video/computer games etc.
- Showing mobile videos to very young children has become common these days and can lead to mild symptoms of ADHD in children.
What’s wrong with computer games – video/computer games are designed to be attractive and offer immediate rewards; Children with ADHD can hyper focus on it, to the point where they are oblivious to the world around them, and stop playing.
What is the problem with cartoon movie – Most of the cartoon movies are made to have a lot of fun with high speed, but real life is slow and not so much fun. Then the mind finds study boring and such children get bored and fall asleep in front of books.
7 ADHD Disorder Solutions
You should consult a specialist for severe ADHD, but 7 tips are useful for mild ADHD
- Control children’s screen time – According to most global standards, screen time (i.e. time spent on TV, computer, laptop, mobile or tablet) for children between the ages of two and five should not exceed one hour.
- Give Slow Experience – Let children experience the joy of slow things too, give them good slow music to listen to.
- Nature Zindabad – Keep kids connected with nature, take them for walks in gardens.
- Not strict discipline – Strict discipline rarely works for these children; Instead focus on compassion and skill-building of the child.
- Maintain normal behavior – Parents do not make them feel different from other children by their behavior. Treat them normally. It is best to avoid punishing children for behavior that is beyond their control.
- Build personal friendships – Praise the child when he succeeds and focus on personal friendships rather than forcing children to fit into a large group of friends.
- Strive for proper sleep – For sleep problems parents should establish a consistent routine and create a soothing sleep environment with minimal distractions.
Build self-respect and self-confidence
Parents and teachers motivate children to do good in what they are interested in to increase self-respect and self-confidence.
A child who loves to doodle can become a gifted artist, while a child interested in cooking learns to master more complex recipes. Children with ADHD can excel in any sport, especially if they are very interested in it and motivated to participate. Individual sports – such as swimming, badminton, tennis or martial arts are ideal for such children.
So, leave the despair and go ahead with an action plan!
Parents and teachers can turn the impact of ADHD in children in a positive direction by paying attention to some small things.