Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that includes symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.  Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder include a short attention span, constantly fidgeting and acting without thinking.  Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can often be treated with medicines and talking therapies.  It's not clear what causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but it tends to run in families.  Sometimes things can go unnoticed because the symptoms may be less obvious.

We have a variety of links to help you with ADHD

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  ADHD parenting tip 1: Stay positive and healthy yourself. Maintain a positive attitude. Keep things in perspective. Don't sweat the small stuff and be willing to make some compromises. Believe in your child. Seek support. Take breaks. Take care of yourself. Follow a routine.
  If your child is struggling to manage their ADHD, click this link to find some ways you can help.

For more tips on how to support your child with their mental health and you can also find out about local parenting programmes and support groups – these can really help.

  Parenting children with ADHD - 16 Tips to tackle common challenges.
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