Children with attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity can affect the entire family. These children are always in motion and due to their short attention span finishing projects, like cleaning their room, can be often left undone. This can cause anger in both parents and other siblings. In addition, the constant motion can be exhausting. It is important to realize this. A structured environment, with very short timed projects can be helpful.
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Daniel Spogen, Administrator, answered on behalf of Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Douglas Severance, Family Medicine, answeredSome of the key symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are impulsive or moody behavior or difficulty waiting or listening. These symptoms, along with lack of concentration or difficulty focusing on tasks, can cause issues with family members. There are positive coping skills available to help people with ADHD better control behavior and improve relationships with family.