Emotional reactivity and ADHD symptoms have been shown to get stronger with age. In fact, the percentage of individuals with ADHD who experience emotion dysregulation, increases from around 25–45% in childhood to 30–70% in young adulthood.
In general, children with ADHD experience greater emotional distress, intensity, and frequent negative emotion reactivity than children without ADHD.
Written expression is a complex process that relies on the use and management of many skills including fine motor skills, and executive functions, a crucial set of skills performed by the brain to help us meet our goals.
When we direct our energy toward supporting and empowering children, we won’t have to repair them when they become adults.
The ADHD brain is an interest based nervous system, this means that when it comes to things we are passionate or curious about, our focus can be incredibly powerful – this is sometimes referred to as hyperfocus.
For many children (and even adults) with ADHD, having a weak working memory and struggling with emotions can make it hard for them to be flexible in their thinking.
Research on inhibition control is evolving with various theories on the mechanics of inhibition control in children with ADHD.
Although DCD is a common condition, affecting around 5-8% of school-aged children, it is not easily identifiable and poorly understood.
Remaining calm in situations where we are triggered is not easy, but the benefits of keeping composed in challenging moments have an immediate and long term positive impact on your child.