Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect your child’s success at school, as well as their relationships. Read on to know more about ADHD in children.
What causes it?
Heredity is the most common cause of ADHD. Children whose mothers smoked tobacco or consumed alcohol during pregnancy are more prone to ADHD than others. Children with low birth weight, premature babies, or those whose mothers had difficult pregnancies have a higher risk of having ADHD. Environmental factors such as lead exposure may increase the risk of ADHD.
What are the symptoms?
ADHD symptoms can vary and are sometimes difficult to recognize. Listed below are the most common ADHD symptoms.
- Self-focused behaviour: A common sign of ADHD is what looks like an inability to recognize other people’s needs and desires. This can lead to the next two signs: intruding and trouble to wait for their turn.
- Intruding: Self-focused behaviour might cause a child with ADHD to intrude others while they are talking or butt into conversations or games they are not even part of.
- Trouble to wait for their turn: Children with ADHD may have trouble waiting their turn during classroom activities or when playing games with other children.
- Emotional chaos: A child with ADHD might have trouble keeping their emotions in check. They might have bursts of anger at unsuitable times. They might have anger tantrums.
- Jumpiness: Children with ADHD often can’t sit still at all. They might try to get up and run around, fidget, or squirm in their chair when forced to sit.
- Problems playing quietly: Jumpiness can make it difficult for children with ADHD to play quietly or engage calmly in leisure activities.
- Incomplete chores: A child with ADHD might show interest in lots of different things, but they might have problems finishing them. For instance, they might start projects, chores, or homework, but move on to the next thing that catches their interest before finishing.
- Lack of focus: A child with ADHD might have trouble paying attention, even when someone is speaking directly to them. They will say they heard you, but they won’t be able to repeat back to you what you just said.
- Trouble getting organized: A child with ADHD might have trouble keeping track of tasks and activities. This might cause problems at school, as they can find it hard to prioritize homework, school projects, and other assignments.
- Forgetfulness: Children with ADHD may be forgetful in daily activities. They may forget to do chores or homework. They might also lose things often.
What needs to be done if you find ADHD symptoms in your child?
You should start thinking about the next steps if your child regularly displays signs of ADHD and if your child’s behaviour is affecting their success in school and leading to negative interactions with the peers. Listed below are some of the parenting tips.
- Believe in your child
- Follow a routine
- Use clocks and timers
- Simplify your child’s schedule
- Create a quiet place
- Decrease television time
- Eliminate caffeine
- Spend ten minutes cuddling with your child
- Get rid of the junk foods in your home
- Take breaks
- Seek ADHD treatment
How homeopathy treats ADHD?
ADHD is treatable. Constitutional homeopathic medicine has proven to improve child development and behavioural skills. Homeopathy treats ADHD by understanding the root cause of ADHD in the child, namely emotional security, child abuse, too much pampering, and identifying triggering factors such as social influences, intake of food preservatives, and behavioural patterns in the family. After understanding the root cause and triggering factors, natural homeopathic medicine is given which have the effects such as reduced restlessness, impatience and aggression, no side effects, improved self-confidence and academic performance, increased attention span, and improved quality of life.
If your child is diagnosed with ADHD, book an appointment with your homeopath for ADHD treatment.