ADD/Learning/Organizational Challenges

We all know kids who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who blurt out inappropriate comments, or don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them.

While it’s normal for kids to forget their homework, daydream during in class or on the job or act without thinking, inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. ADHD makes it difficult for a person to inhibit their spontaneous responses, including everything from movement to speech to assertiveness.

Some adolescents or young adults may be distractible, unable to organize themselves and unable to finish a project, which can negatively affect their grades, job performance, self esteem and relationships.

There are three primary characteristics of ADHD: Inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent in one person.

Adolescents with ADHD may:

  • Have trouble staying focused or get easily distracted
  • Appear not to be listening when spoken to
  • Constantly fidget and squirm
  • Talk excessively
  • Act without thinking
  • Interrupt often, or say the wrong thing at the wrong time
  • Have a quick temper or “short fuse”

Whether or not the symptoms of your child’s inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are due to ADHD, they can cause problems if left untreated. Young people who can’t focus or control themselves or get into trouble at school often find it hard to make friends. These frustrations can later lead to low self-esteem as well as friction for the whole family.

Treatment can make a dramatic difference in your child’s symptoms. With the right support, your child can get on track for success in all areas of life.

If you’re interested in learning more about ADD and ADHD coaching, contact me today for a free consultation. I would be happy to share how I can help your child achieve success and grow.



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