Every child is fidgety or easily distracted at times, but perhaps you suspect it might be something more with your child. Perhaps your child has already been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In either case, the Child Mind Institute has created a guide to ADHD for parents.

Children with ADHD can struggle with settling down, focusing, and following through on tasks that can make it difficult for them to do what they need to at school, lead to conflict at home, and cause problems in getting along with peers. The guide aims to cover everything that parents need to know about ADHD from symptoms to diagnosis and treatment. The guide covers:

  • What is ADHD?
  • ADHD Symptoms
  • How are ADD and ADHD different?
  • Can a child who’s not hyperactive have ADHD?
  • Why can kids with ADHD concentrate on some things? What is ADHD hyperfocus?
  • What is Executive Functioning?
  • Does ADHD affect kids outside of school?
  • Why are kids with ADHD often defiant or demonstrate disruptive behavior?
  • Can you grow out of ADHD?
  • ADHD Diagnosis
  • ADHD Medication Treatment
  • Behavioral Treatment for ADHD

Whether you are wondering if your child has ADHD or if your child is already diagnosed with ADHD, the Child Mind Institute’s guide can help you understand their struggles, be better prepared for conversations with their teacher and doctor, and provide you with answers to questions you may have.

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