Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterised by three key behaviours – a short attention span, hyperactivity and impulsivity – and tends to be common in children with learning disabilities.
Symptoms of ADHD are recognisable from a young age and diagnosis is most likely to take place in children aged between six and 12.
For parents who find out their child has ADHD it can be a huge relief, as they can finally make sense of their child’s behaviour.
However, receiving a diagnosis does not mean the challenge is over. Living with a child with ADHD brings with it all kinds of issues that can take make normal, everyday activities very stressful.
There are however ways to cope.
Keep things structured and disciplined
It tends to be easier to manage the behaviours of a child with ADHD when they are in a structured environment, with clear communication, consistency and an uncluttered, calm...