While it’s normal for a child to have much more energy than you do, sometimes, having an abnormal amount of energy can be a condition known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). With this issue, your child is more than a bit fidgety; they might experience trouble in school or their social life because of their inability to focus and stay still.
By knowing the signs and bringing your child to see a Lakeville chiropractor at Enlighten Chiropractic, you can better manage your kid’s symptoms.
Makes Careless Mistakes
A child with ADHD may make careless mistakes in their schoolwork because they fail to pay careful attention to minor details. A kid with ADHD may have difficulty following directions with multiple steps that require focus.
Gets Bored Easily
If your kid has ADHD, you may notice that he or she can’t stay focused on an activity for long, even if it’s one he or she enjoys. He or she will get up and walk away or start playing with something else in the middle of an activity.
Gets Sidetracked Easily
Think about what happens when you give your child a task, such as chores. Does he or she get off task and not complete the job? Do you routinely catch your child watching TV or playing when they’re supposed to be finishing their homework?
Has Little Desire to Complete Mental Work
Children with ADHD are known to dislike tasks that require them to think for prolonged periods, such as reading, writing, and schoolwork in general. You might also struggle to get your child to do homework.
Even with activities your child enjoys, he or she may not be able to center on if there’s an outside stimulus. For instance, if your child is doing homework or playing with their toys, he or she might pay more attention to someone knocking on the door or the dog barking.
Has to Move Frequently
Sometimes, signs of hyperactivity are present. For instance, you might notice your little one taps his or her hands or feet a great deal or is always squirming.
Struggles With Quiet Activities
Quiet-time activities are often difficult for children with ADHD. These kids feel the need to move or talk incessantly rather than sit quietly.
Finds Taking Turns Difficult
As mentioned above, children with ADHD have the urge to continuously be on the go. Therefore, if they have to wait their turn, it could cause them to walk away or get angry.
When you have adult conversations, what does your child do? Does he or she interrupt the conversation regularly? If so, this is a classic sign of ADHD. While it’s normal for a child to interrupt, the behavior won’t change even after you address it.
The same applies to other kids playing games. Your child may have no problem intruding.
Can’t Stay Organized
Although it takes some time to teach, most children will eventually learn to keep their belongings organized. For kids with ADHD, it can be a challenge to get them to stay organized.
How Our Lakeville Chiropractor Can Help
A Lakeville chiropractor from our practice will perform spinal alignments on your child to improve nerve flow.
After an assessment, a practitioner from our practice may recommend dietary changes and exercises that can help manage symptoms.
Additionally, a chiropractor can alleviate stress in your child. This can also have a positive impact on the symptoms of ADHD.
At our practice, we understand the impact that ADHD can have on your child’s life. And we realize that many parents want a solution but aren’t willing to give their kids a potentially dangerous drug. Fortunately, chiropractic care from Enlighten Chiropractic may improve your child’s condition without the need for medication.
Book an appointment for your little one today at Enlighten Chiropractic, serving Lakeville, MN, and the neighboring communities, by calling 952-232-1935 or using our online form.