In this video we interview one of our amazing WorksheetCloud moms, Shaz Pillay, about her daughter’s ADD / ADHD misdiagnosis, and what warning signs a parent should look out for. She also touches on how you as a parent can offer emotional support to your child when they are going through something like this.
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Teaching an ADHD child, how to study, is one of the most important tolls we can give them. Opening yourself up to as much information as possible, and looking at different methods, is your best chance at helping them succeed. being an active parent and engaging with them while they study, is the best way to understand them and help them succeed.
My ADHD child was set to fail grade 1, was diagnosed, medicated and changed schools 3 times from grade 1 to grade 5 but is still thriving in multiple subjects, she is achieving multiple A’s each term and I couldn’t be prouder!
Very good video. Thank you. It is also challenging when you have child not identified for anything but you still struggle with them. What does this mean?
Thanks for your comment Vanessa! I’m really happy to hear you loved our video!
Children tap into different intelligences and at times excel in one rather than another, simply meaning that your child might be good at English but bad at Mathematics. It takes time for a child to develop and become comfortable with themselves and their abilities and intelligence. As a parent, just be there. Be there to support them and listen to them. Take time to encourage them and most of all, love them unconditionally.
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It is truly alarming and sad how children are misdiagnosed. Or even diagnosed by their teachers. My child are diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and were expected to fail Grade 1 due to a lack of knowledge. Despite all the challenges and negativity towards him, he is thriving with posetive reinforcement on no medication