Understanding Your Young Person’s Obsession with Gaming
Does your young person retreat online to escape, spending hours staring at a screen playing games that seem to have no end? Do you have difficulty getting them to disengage from the screen, encountering major meltdowns and unwarranted aggression when you try and take the screen away?
How can you help your teenager navigate the career world, and handle employment if Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a potential hindrance? In this article, I will share practical tips to support teens with ADHD embarking on their careers.
It has been said that ADHD is not about an inability to concentrate, rather the ADHD brain pays attention to everything.It notices the noises across the road. The change in temperature. The paint peeling off the door. The two insects crawling on the floor.
ADHD or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a chronic condition that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. When it comes to going to the dentist, patients with ADHD have a tendency to feel anxious or stressed which can make it hard for them to focus and sit still during a dental appointment.
Finally, a study that can support my clients in moving forward! If you think it’s tough for kids with ADHD to thrive amongst the social stigma, then imagine how it feels for an adult with ADHD, given most of our population is not aware that ADHD may persist into adulthood. Late last year a study was released called “Positive Aspects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”
Does your child struggle to sleep each night? Do they pop in and out of bed multiple times for a drink of water, to ask yet another “burning” question that can’t wait until the morning, or want another goodnight hug? Do they wake often in the night and have trouble re-settling themselves? Are they difficult to wake in the morning?