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It’s not uncommon for a teacher to have a child with ADHD in their classroom at some point or another. If you currently have an ADHD student in your classroom, you’ll know how this issue can affect a student’s ability to excel and it may even sometimes cause an overall disruption in class too. Aggression, interruptions, and fidgeting are all types of behavior that an ADHD student might exhibit and if you’ve tried everything from sending them out of class to sending a note home to their parents but are...

Children with ADHD feel emotions very differently to other kids and these intense emotional experiences mean that mood swings are far more common for them. An ADHD child’s moods can change at the drop of a hat too, which means that parents and teachers are often left wondering what happened and unsure of how to deal with the situation. Understanding the emotions that accompany ADHD Every child will be moody or throw a tantrum many times during their childhood and teen years but they can get control of their emotions...

Even though children with ADHD experience exactly the same emotions as their peers, their emotions are a lot harder to manage, which tends to impact their lives in a big way. Hyperactivity, irritability, and impulsivity are all common symptoms of ADHD but many people don’t know that the ability to control emotions is another very common symptom. A child with ADHD may find it difficult to control emotions such as sadness, laziness, anger or hurt, especially since they tend to feel these emotions more frequently and more intensely. Every child...

If your child has an inattentive type of ADHD, chances are they experience insomnia quite often. In fact, a report by CHADD stated that half of all parents of children with ADHD reported that their child suffers from sleep deprivation. Restless leg syndrome is another condition that is often experienced by children with ADHD but with enough sleep, this condition can be controlled. Naturally, when a child isn’t sleeping well they get irritated far more quickly and have even more trouble staying focused, which is why sleep needs to be...

Children with ADHD have a lot of trouble expressing their emotions, which means angry outbursts are a common occurrence for them.  When it comes to managing these outbursts, it helps to have an understanding of your child’s triggers. While kids do naturally experience tantrums and have outbursts, if your child has ADHD, there’s a good chance the two are related. The problem with an ADHD child’s outbursts is that the effects can last long after the episode has occurred, causing them additional, long-term stress. Reasons why children with ADHD experience...

Having ADHD as a child isn’t fun. Having to sit through an entire day of school and then coming home to sit through another few hours of homework is difficult for any child but even more so for a child with ADHD.  Children with ADHD need consistent breaks in order to make it through the day and don’t always know how to manage their brains and emotions, and since it isn’t always possible for them to switch focus during the day or verbalize certain questions and emotions, it can lead...

Procrastination doesn’t only affect adults, children and teenagers put off tasks and activities too, especially when they have ADHD. Children with ADHD already experience higher levels of emotion and stress so when they put off important tasks, the stress only intensifies. Procrastination is also very common among children with ADHD. People put off certain tasks because we believe that it will be unpleasant and while adults need to overcome procrastination on their own, there are ways that you can help your ADHD child follow directions in order to help them...

Setting behavioral rules for your ADHD child is a delicate process. It’s important not to flood them with too much information and to use repetition to keep them focused on positive behavior. Setting too many rules is not helpful either, instead, it’s best to stick to several specific rules that will instill positive behavior at various different levels at the same time. Here are four basic rules that you can teach your ADHD child to get them on a more positive behavioral path. Rule 1: Listen To and Follow Instructions....