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ADHD myth buster

  1. 1. BUSTING THE MYTHS ABOUT ADHD
  2. 2. THE MYTHS ABOUT ADHD  ADHD doesn’t exist  It’s just bad parenting  Kids with “ADHD” eat too much sugar and watch too much TV  It’s just a phase – they’ll outgrow it  People who have ADHD are stupid or lazy - they never amount to anything
  3. 3. MYTH #1: ADHD ISN’T REAL THE TRUTH:  Neurological condition, inactivity  Scans show difference in the brain  As real as asthma, epilepsy  Medication controls, not cures
  4. 4. MYTH #2: IT’S JUST BAD PARENTING THE TRUTH:  Kids with ADHD lack control  “Normal” techniques often don’t work  Parents try even harder  Parenting ADHD child can affect parent’s confidence
  5. 5. MYTH #3: TOO MUCH SUGAR AND TV THE TRUTH:  Genetic, hereditary condition  No proof of external causes  ADHD brain is smaller
  6. 6. MYTH #4: THEY’LL OUTGROW IT THE TRUTH:  Outgrow – or overcome?  80% still have problems as adults  Control, not cure
  7. 7. MYTH #5: THEY’LL NEVER AMOUNT TO ANYTHING…
  8. 8. WWW.ADHDKIDSONLINE.COM  Online ADHD parenting programme  Written and devised by an ADHD parent, author, speaker and coach
  • ElenaSapina

    Jan. 17, 2017

Busting some of the common myths about ADHD

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