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TOPIC: 5 Ways to Boost Your ADHD Child's Confidence

5 Ways to Boost Your ADHD Child's Confidence 26 Jan 2014 18:30 #303

5 Ways to Boost Your ADHD Child's Confidence
Posted January 2, 2014 by Alyson McNutt English

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has long been linked to low self-esteem, anxiety, and other emotional and mental health problems. Some research shows that ADHD children are up to four times as likely as other kids to develop symptoms of depression as they grow up. These troubles often stem from the lack of control kids feel over what they experience, said Dr. Steven Kurtz, director of clinical services for the ADHD Institute at the New York University Trial Study Center, NYU Medical School.

"These kids have the sense that they're putting a lot of effort into something and they're not getting enough in return compared to their peers," Dr. Kurtz said. "When you don't have successful experiences, you can't build self-esteem."

According to Dr. Kurtz, boosting self-esteem in kids with ADHD boils down to one simple principle: "It's really about building skills and reinforcing those skills."


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