Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, is one of the most common mental health issues seen in children. While it is most predominate in childhood, it can be carried over to adulthood in some cases. There are no specific and verified causes of ADHD, but many medical professionals believe that genes and environmental factors play a role in its development.What are the signs?
Most individuals understand that children can be defiant, inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive at times. These are all factors of normal childhood behavior that only become an issue when they occur on a consistent basis. Warning signs of ADHD include consistent and regular observations of the following:
- Becoming easily bored
- Acting impatient
- Demonstrating extreme emotions with no restraint
- Having trouble sitting still
- Trouble with school and grades
It’s important to remember that the symptoms of ADHD can all be signs of other troubles or behavioral health problems, so it is important to...
Despite the Mediterranean climate of southern California, the area still experiences a typical cold and flu season during the winter months alongside a temperature dip. And if you are traveling anywhere during the season or for the holidays to visit family, you and your family can be especially exposed to the elements. Although there is no way to guarantee that your child won’t get sick this year, you can identify and practice ways that you can minimize the risk. Cold and flu viruses move through schools rapidly, so extra precautions are especially important.
It’s important that your child is familiar with how germs operate so that he can protect himself when you are not around. Teach him that washing his hands with soap and warm water is necessary after using the restroom, before eating, and after completing tasks like coming inside the house from playing outdoors. Talk to him about how...