To their parents, most children appear hyperactive. With endless amounts of energy, they’re always on the go. And they’re easily distracted.
As part of their normal development, children frequently exhibit inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. With such behaviors a lot of parents worry about their kids having ADHD, aka attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. While assuming that, most parents tend to focus on this hyperactivity while neglecting the last word in the condition: disorder.
Most experts agree that the tendency to develop ADHD is present from birth, and more than 60 percent of children who have it carry it with them into adulthood. ADHD behaviors are often not noticed until kids enter elementary school. The reason for this delay is the fact that almost all preschool-aged children tend to exhibit inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity as part of their normal development, as they start to grow older, children gradually begin to grow out of such behaviors, on the other side, children with ADHD do not, and this difference becomes increasingly noticeable as the years pass.
ADHD is complicated. You can’t diagnose it simply by checking off a few symptoms from a list. At one stage or another, almost every child showcases an ADHD symptom or behavior. You may see it and fear there’s something wrong. But in fact, they’re only exhibiting normal behaviors for a child.
Diagnosing a young child with ADHD Properly takes at least 6 months. Besides that their behavior have to be tracked, they must also display symptoms in more than one setting.