How to Build Self Esteem in ADHD Kids Five
Using ADHD medications to improve self-esteem in ADHD children and teens
It’s a simple fact: ADHD children and teens with ADHD
cannot build self-esteem if they can’t concentrate on or pay attention to the visual, auditory and non-verbal cues that they must absorb in order to learn social skills and advance in academics. (Long sentence…but necessary to get it all out!)
Everyone is quick to describe the child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
as impulsive, poorly focused, having poor social skills and possibly hyperactive-driven to distraction. But they often forget the single most consistently occurring core symptom of ADHD
is poor attention span or inattentiveness, not hyperactivity or impulsivity.
In my experience, about 70% to 75% of kids with ADHD
will need medication to help them focus better, pay better attention and decrease their impulsivity and hyperactivity so that they can learn all of those things needed to build self-esteem.
The other 25% to 30% of ADHD children and teens will either get better with coaching or behavior training or will just go untreated. Once again I’d like to point out an untreated or undertreated child with ADHD will suffer multiple… Read the rest