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What do children with ADHD often struggle with?

Following are some of the things that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often struggle with:

  • Some children with ADHD have trouble paying attention. This means they may have difficulty staying focused or finishing their homework.
  • Children with ADHD might misplace their belongings, forget instructions, get easily distracted or daydream during class.
  • They can be hyperactive. This means they have too much energy, and cannot sit still or take turns. Even teenagers who outgrow physical movement can feel restless inside.
  • Kids with ADHD might talk all the time, and have trouble keeping quiet at home or at school.
  • They can also be impulsive, which means they act without thinking first.
  • They may be impatient and have trouble doing things like waiting their turn.
  • They may also interrupt people while talking.
  • Some children with ADHD only have trouble paying attention, but many have trouble paying attention and are hyperactive or impulsive, too.

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