ADHD – potential stressor
Parents whose child or children have issues with the AttentionDeficit Hyperactivity Disorder are quite often in the dark as to what theyare supposed to do in order to solve this problem with utmost success and makethe entire growing up of their child less complicated. Aside from this,additional anxiety and stress inducers are also daily, so to say, complaintsand pleas made by their child’s/children’s’ teachers with the aim of urgingparents to take certain steps that would alleviate and hopefully free theirchild from this awkward condition. Due to the nature of such “pleas”, a vastnumber of parents do tend to be stricken by incessant feeling of guilt becausethey are indirectly made to believe that their child and they themselves arethe guilty ones for the occurrence of the condition in question.
However, this should notbe the case and the child, as well as his parents, should not mind these claimsand take them personally, nor that emotionally, since scientists and expertshave revealed that ADHD is actually a direct consequence of certainirregularities and imbalances in the child’s brain chemistry.
Help is on the wayand readily available
Regarded as one ofextremely effective, if not most effective and result yielding, manners toapproach and take control of ADHD is to find as much information as possibleabout the condition in question. This should be the first step to conqueringthis quite unpleasant and troublesome enemy. Once that essential knowledge isacquired, parents will be able to “pull out of the hat” solutions andtechniques, which will be most effective in the battle for primacy and takingover of control of specific ADHD related behaviors. In addition, what should eachand every parent have in mind at all times is that s/he should at all costsavoid giving in to anger in case her/his child forgets to bring back a coat, ora lunch box, from school. Instead, parents should be supportive and encourage theirchild/children by proposing certain techniques that can aid a child/childrento enhance their overall attentiveness in focusing on their basic daily tasks. Also,regarded as a quite fruitful technique is open discussion with the childregarding the condition in question, since this way they will be able not only to introducethe condition to their child much better, but also to explain it and enable the child to build on awareness, which ultimately leads to better coping andboosting of his/her confidence, essential for the most successful conquering ofthe ADHD.