There is no need to explain to you what ADHD is, it is no secret anyone, however, many parents disregard it as something unimportant and something that will just disappear with time. But in reality, it should be treated, so that it won’t cause a child any harm down the line.
If inadvertence prevails in an ADHD child, a doctor prescribes nootropic drugs for it – these are drugs that normalize metabolic processes in the brain.
If hyperactivity prevails, then a doctor will prescribe drugs containing gamma aminobutyric acid, which is responsible for inhibiting, controlling reactions in the brain.
Another method of treatment is exposure to very specific areas of the brain (transcranial micropolarization) with a very weak electric current. This reduces the degree of hyperactivity. This method activates the functional reserves of the brain, has no undesirable side effects and complications.
In addition, biologically active substances can be assigned to a baby, which provide essential nutritional support to the brain and reduce the manifestations of hyperactivity. This is a complex of B vitamins, zinc, chromium, glycine, taurine, 5-hydroxytryptophan, lecithin, probiotics and others.
One cannot get along with medical help alone - such a child also needs psychological correction. In addition, the help of a psychologist will be needed for a mother as well. There is no need to worry, she is fine, but she has to know how to deal with a child with ADHD. Physical education is also indicated as an effective way of treatment. It has a calming effect on the nervous system of a child, helps to develop proper coordination of movements, restore behavioral responses.
How can parents help their ADHD child?
Children with ADHD do not perceive any restrictions, and the words “no” and “stop” for them are just empty sounds. Therefore, replace these words with concrete phrases: “You can't draw on the walls, but you can draw on paper.”
Hyperactive children are not susceptible to criticism and punishment, but they respond very well to praise and approval, so do not be afraid to praise a child – praise them, even if for the smallest successes, as this will increase their self-esteem.
Never punish a child physically! Remember that a baby should feel your love during punishment, you should not do it because of anger, but because of your love. The best physical way is to pat a child on the shoulder, kiss and hug it. Do not insist on any apology.
A very important requirement in the education of a hyperactive baby is unity on the part of all family members. One of the parents should not allow what the other forbids: do not make concessions to a child, writing off everything on the features of his nervous system. Do not quarrel in the presence of a baby.
Watch your speech, always speak in a slow, calm voice. Do not let yourself get angry! Your peace of mind is the best example for a child.
Children's day routine should be built in such a way so that it doesn’t have any free time. Make a detailed schedule of the day, in which you determine the time for waking up, the hours for eating, playing, etc. Get plenty of patience in advance and get ready for a baby to break it anyway.
You should not stack your child’s room with various things. Use dull colors for the design on this room. Also, do not forget to create an indoor sports area for your child.