Well,not necessarily. Because, kids will always be kids. Asking them to act according to our expectations will always means challenge. However, if this inattentive behaviour or limited attention span continues to longer period, the kid might be having ADHD.
According to Kidshealth.org , ADD or ADHD are common behavioural disorder that usually affects school-children. Compare to girls, boys have three times the tendency to be diagnosed with ADHD.
ADHD makes it difficult for people to inhibit their spontaneous responses- in which that involves everything from movement to speech and attentiveness.
Let me ask you this, does all ADHD kids are hyperactive? Well,before this I will probably answer YES to that question. But the fact is, (you probably know this) its a NO.
The helpguide.org have this one list of myths regarding ADD or ADHD.
Myth #1: All kids with ADD/ADHD are hyperactive.
Some children with ADD/ADHD are hyperactive, but many others with attention problems are not. Children with ADD/ADHD who are inattentive, but not overly active, may appear to be spacey and unmotivated.
| The one that constantly stares off into space also have the possibility of having ADHD. |
Myth #2: Kids with ADD/ADHD can never pay attention.
Children with ADD/ADHD are often able to concentrate on activities they enjoy. But no matter how hard they try, they have trouble maintaining focus when the task at hand is boring or repetitive.
Myth #3: Kids with ADD/ADHD choose to be difficult and could behave better if they wanted to.
Children with ADD/ADHD may do their best to be good, but still be unable to sit still, stay quiet, or pay attention. They may appear disobedient, but that doesn’t mean they’re acting out on purpose.
Myth #4: Kids will eventually grow out of ADD/ADHD.
ADD/ADHD often continues into adulthood, so don’t wait for your child to outgrow the problem. Treatment can help your child learn to manage and minimize the symptoms.
Myth #5: Medication is the best treatment option for ADD/ADHD.
Medication is often prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder, but it might not be the best option for your child. Effective treatment for ADD/ADHD also includes education, behavior therapy, support at home and school, exercise, and proper nutrition.
Despite the challenge in dealing with kids with ADHD, there is the beauty side of it.
WITH KIDS, there is always, BEAUTY in it. =)
I think I'll continue this one on the next post. Wait for it! =)