According to a post we are overdiagnosing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in kids and giving many of them stimulant drugs they don’t need. Some kids, especially boys, are more active than others; most of what passes for ADHD these days is really no more than normal variation or developmental difference.
The post offers a better way of understanding and handling normal differences in activity and urges that one mustn’t jump to the assumption that every active kid is mentally disordered.
The post also offers tips for parents facing the difficult task of containing a rambunctious kid.
1.Trust your own instincts. Nobody knows your child better than you do.
2.Get information on ADHD from resources independent from drug companies.
3.If you decide to seek help for your child’s inattentive and hyperactive behaviors, start with parent and teacher courses
4.Some children can be very demanding, but always keep seeing and enjoying the positive behaviors and interactions.