Friday, December 19, 2014

The Hardships of Raising a Child with ADHD

Although at first it might seem like a natural impulse of curiosity for your kid to roam around in his classroom and fidget, never staying put, medical experts might see it in another way. It is possible that your child might be suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD (sometimes ADD), which could be a really hard pill to swallow for parents.

A child suffering from ADHD might demonstrate more than one of these indicators: difficulty in paying attention to details and tendency to make careless mistakes at school, inability to focus on one task, procrastination, disorganized work habits, and forgetfulness in daily activities (for instance, forgetting to bring lunch to school).

These symptoms of the disorder, in severe cases, would actually render a child impaired for school or work. Usually, these signs and symptoms manifest before a child turns seven, yet sometimes ADHD can even afflict adults.

Raising a child with ADHD can be the most challenging thing a parent could go through, especially if the little one is exposed in an environment where his peers, and sometimes their parents, tend to label him for his condition and ostracize him. If his condition can be proven as a severe case, or it makes him absolutely unfit for school or work, your child may be eligible for the Social Security Disability Program through the Supplemental Security Income, which can greatly help in caring for your child.

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