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Understanding Kids With ADHD

Written by Lauren McDonald

It’s a condition that can make school a trial and parenting an extra challenge. Learn more about ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is characterised by a very poor attention span and/or excessive hyperactivity, along with impulsive, inappropriate or disruptive behaviour at home, school or in social settings. This behaviour can be very difficult for parents, teachers and siblings to manage. As a result, many children with ADHD experience problems both academically and socially.


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