If you or someone you know with ADHD has trouble managing their emotions, it is important to know this is common. Emotions can be intense and longer lasting. However, it is possible to learn how to cope.
One problem occurs when the diagnosis becomes a description of who you are. Then you begin to own a negative label and “Being ADHD” erodes your self-esteem. You need to know that there are positive and admirable ADHD characteristics, and “you” are so much more than the label.
There are three types of ADHD:
|Strengths||Creative, Intelligent, Good Problem Solver, Determined||Energetic, Eager to try new things, Hardworking, Persistent|
|Struggles||Trouble paying attention, following direction, completing things, Easily distracted, shy, disorganized, slow to process||Restlessness, impulsive, excessive talking, loud, interrupts, can’t wait, overactive, has a quick temper.|
|Combination ADHD – One person can have both inattentive and hyperactive impulsive ADHD.|
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Do you think your child would benefit from learning emotional regulation, problem solving skills, and impulse control? Do you want to prevent your child from experiencing future distress? Contact Family TLC now. The sooner you get help, the better the chance of making positive changes and preventing problems of low self-esteem.