Changes in an ADHD child’s behavior might be caused by misperception based on poor communication.
An ADHD child’s behavior and grades are often heavily influenced by what they perceive has happened to them or what they are told about what has occurred.
Unfortunately, we as adults do not do the best job when explaining things to our children or teens. We more often than not tend to use adult language, adult metaphors, and assume that our children understand what we have just said to them.
How many times did you nod yes or say yes… Read the rest when your mom, dad, or teacher asked you if you understood something…when in actuality, you really didn’t understand a thing, but were afraid to admit so? If you answered “none” to the question, then you probably shouldn’t read any further, because you were one of the 0.001% of kids who were a childhood prodigy-already capable of adult thinking and comprehension. No, seriously…
For the rest of us, we know what is going on in that child’s mind and we should do all we can to help our children, grandchildren, and patients avoid misbehavior caused by perception problems. To reach that goal, I’d like to share a