Teens and ADHD by paydot888

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									Teens and ADHD

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Summary:
Teens with ADHD have a very difficult life. This condition is one that
you may not even realize that your child has. In many cases, the
symptoms are so few that you do not see that it is there. In fact, they
know it is, but you do not.


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Article Body:
Teens with ADHD have a very difficult life. This condition is one that
you may not even realize that your child has. In many cases, the
symptoms are so few that you do not see that it is there. In fact, they
know it is, but you do not. ADHD is a learning disability and a behavior
disability that causes many more problems than just a temper tantrum when
they are five years old. ADHD teens face many problems throughout their
childhoods and well into their adult lives. What should be done for
teens with ADHD?

Here are some things you, as parents, can do for your teens with ADHD.

<b><u>Get them tested for the condition.</u></b> If your child struggles
with remaining focused, seems to be smart but fails tests, or struggles
with some of the simplest of things but excels in those that are more
difficult, he may have this condition. Talk to their doctor about how to
get the test and find out.<br><br>
<b><u>Medication.</u></b> Medication is available to help children with
ADHD. Before you questions if your child needs it, determine what the
benefits of taking it would be. For some children, it can give them self
control, self worth and help them to finally feel good about what they
are doing. For others, it does not provide a noticeable benefit.<br><br>
<b><u>Give them time.</u></b> Many ADHD teens will do well if they are
given enough time to finish tasks and problems. For that reason, it is
essential to clue your child's school in on your child's problem. They
can provide extra help and encouragement for them.<br><br>
<b><u>Take the time to understand what it is like to be a teen with
ADHD.</u></b> Unless you have this condition yourself, you need to
realize that it is hard. It is not their fault they can not pay
attention. It is not their fault that they do not understand what they
teacher is saying. And, it is not their fault that these things
frustrate them so much so that they explode. Take the time to really
understand them.

ADHD teens need extra learning help and they need emotional support. The
teen years are already hard to deal with. Teens with ADHD have it just
that much harder as it is.

								
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