ADHD( Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is normally visible between the age of 3-6 years. Generally, parents conjecture it to be a common issue and interpret it to surpass automatically after a certain age. In a few cases, yes, it goes with time but in most cases, it needs parental and medical intervention.
Consider these points to take any further action:
1) Minimum 6 symptoms administered for a minimum of 6 months - Child has a minimum of 6 symptoms of ADHD (we already scrutinized the symptoms in our previous discussion
and the parents are administering these symptoms for at least 6 months.
2) Check heredity - If anyone in the family or close relations is suffering from ADHD.
3) Uniformity in behavior - If the said symptoms exist in all the 3 dominant places in which the child spends a good amount of time, that are - School, Home, and Playground. It means if the child is impulsive in the school but calm at home or vice-versa than the problem can be different.
If these points are arrowing towards yes statement, then certainly it is the time to head for medical intervention.
Type of medical Intervention
When we hear the term Medical intervention, we become anxious. But it is very clear, medical intervention doesn't always mean medicines.
1) the first step is regular counseling.
2) the second step is a therapy which can be yoga therapy, meditation therapy, talk therapy, etc
3) the last resort is a mild anti-anxiety medication.
The foremost requirement from a parent side is to
1) accept the problem,
2) deal it with a positive mindset, and
3) support the therapist in every possible way.
ADHD parenting tips-
1) Believe in your child: Many successful adults had ADHD in their childhood, so ADHD is not a stigma or big lifelong issue. Your child may be much more intelligent than other children. The only thing is timely support.
2) Stay positive: Remember you are doing the best for your child and you can do it.
3) Fix a daily routine: The child should be aware of the routine to be followed and stick to it on a regular basis.
4) Aim Green surroundings: Try more outdoors for your child preferably the grass ground.
5) Self-care: Take care of yourself to take care of your child's situation.
6) Reward Scheme: Reward scheme is the key to a happy child. Appreciate your child in every possible way to give him maximum happy moments.
7) Delegate household chores: Ask help for the daily task from your dear ones or your domestic help. The idea is to make your child's present problem, your topmost priority, and give maximal time to solve it.
8) More sleep: For you and for the child's brain to relax, sleep is the best therapy. Try to fix a good sleep pattern for the child.
9) Regular meetings with the teacher: Children spend a good amount of time in school, so the teacher plays an important role in gauging the child's situation. The teacher can compare the child with his/her previous behavior and also with the other same-aged kids. So, maintain a regular meeting schedule with the teacher for the best results.
Just remember, your child is not the only one who is suffering from this issue.
So believe in yourself, believe in your child.
“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” – Matthew Jacobson