Parenting

Signs of a Child Struggling with Mental Illness

He or she has difficulty behaving and concentrating

If your child struggles to concentrate or behave, they could have either ADD or ADHD. Attention deficit disorder is when there is a pattern of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity that goes beyond the regular rambunctiousness of childhood. With that being sad, a child does not have to demonstrate all three to have ADD or ADHD. One child with the condition could be hyperactive and never stop talking, while another could be quiet shy, always in their own dream world.

If you are wondering whether your child might have ADD/ADHD, here are some questions to ask yourself.

Do they have trouble paying attention? Do they make careless mistakes? Do they have difficulty maintaining focus? Does it seem as if they do not listen when you speak directly to them? Do they move on to new activities before completing the one they were busy with? Are they disorganized? Do they fidget frequently, squirming uncontrollably?