Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD is a common disorder observed in children, also in adults. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can make your child a tough cookie. Children with ADHD are overly active, inattentive, and constantly up with an disorganised energy. This adversely affects their ability to perform basic daily tasks.
Some quick facts about Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- It is observed that boys are more likely to have ADHD than girls.
- ADHD can’t be prevented.
- ADHD can’t be completely cured.
- Early intervention can help manage ADHD.
- ADHD was formerly known as ADD, the term hyperactivity was added to the mix as it was inferred to be an important aspect of the disorder as much as inattentiveness.
Children with ADHD find it difficult to be in one place. They are constantly fidgeting and may exhibit aggressive behaviour at times, making them quite a handful. However, this should not let the panic rockets off! ADHD may. Not be completely curable but can be managed with therapy, and activities.
Some symptoms of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as below.
- Constant fidgeting
- Extreme Boredom
- Unable to sit calmly in one place for a long time
- Highly impulsive
Here are some activities to help our handle your child with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Yoga is one of the best(est) ways to bring in the control. Yoga has proved helpful when it comes to improving focus and attention. It also helps channelize energy with slow body movements and rhythmic breathing.
ADHD can adversely affect breathing rhythm. Deep breathing techniques are important for children with ADHD. A dedicated routine of breathing exercises can help balance the nervous system. It can help in relaxing and improve attention span.
Listening to soft music
Listening to soft music can help your child relax and focus. Soft instrumentals, sounds of nature, or relaxing background music, all these can focus and improve attention. However, listening to something on loop isn’t the best idea, keep updating the playlist.
Children with ADHD need a good dose of physical exercise as much as they need activities to calm them down. Outdoor games are best when it comes to utilising all the extra energy and hyperactivity. A good run on the track, a game of cricket – tennis – football, will tire them soon, effectively.
Helping in house chores!
Just get your babies to clean their room. Reward them with appreciation when they are done. Organising helps in decluttering the mind and helps focus.