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Childhood is a period when every child gets overly excited even for little things and it is quite normal. Kids don’t think before doing anything, they don’t bother what the consequences will be and they just simply do whatever they want. It is also normal for children to get fidgety at the dinner table, to occasionally forget their homework, or daydreaming during class but inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness can also be signs of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And in such case, you should consult with the child psychologist.
Sometimes it is quite difficult to understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of ADHD. But anyhow you should know if your child has this disorder because it can affect your child’s success at school as well as their peer relationships. Here are 5 most common signs of ADHD in children which may help you to identify.
1.Self-Focused And Self-Centered Behavior:
It is the most common sign of ADHD when children show an inability to recognize other people needs and desire especially when they are around with their peers. They don’t bother what other kids want to play or say. They do whatever they want and even sometimes become aggressive to make it possible what they want.
This sign is something that most of the parents take it as bad manners. Of course, it is bad manners but it may also be a sign of ADHD. Self-focused behavior may cause a child with ADHD to interrupts others while they’re talking or bump into some activity they’re not part of.
3.Trouble Waiting Their Turn:
In schools and even at homes children have always been taught to wait for their turn. And I think it is the first right thing that a child learns efficiently. But a child with ADHD may have trouble waiting their turn during classrooms or when playing games with other children.
4.Problem In Staying Quite:
Children with ADHD can’t sit still, can’t stay quiet, and sometimes don’t let others remain calm. They can’t play quietly or engage in activities by staying calm. They want disturbance in everything thing and they can do anything to get the attention.
5.Lack Of Focus And Unfinished Tasks:
Children with ADHD want attention but they themselves have trouble paying attention. They show a lack of focus and they require repetitive mental effort in paying attention in class or doing homework.
If you see any of these signs in your child then he may be suffering from ADHD. ADHD is treatable but it is important to meet a psychologist to determine the best course of action.