Site logo

--- Advertisement ---

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Does My Child Have ADHD?


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that can affect how people interact socially. The condition can make school life and friendships hard for children but because a lot of the symptoms surround and focus on early learning processes, the term ADHD is used all too much as an excuse for challenging behavior in young children. For this reason ADHD is generally not diagnosed in children until the age of 6 and even then, there are strict criteria according to Global Health Services:

  • Child must have displayed symptoms continuously for 6 months.
  • Child must be showing symptoms in 2 different settings to rule out behavior issues with either the parent or teacher.
  • Child will be finding school life more difficult on a social, academic or occupational level.
  • Child must not be showing symptoms related to other development issues or conditions.

Before we get into the symptoms of ADHD please bear in mind that every child will show some of the below symptoms at some point, and it is all too easy to put labels on children as an excuse for our own mismanagement of that child. This goes for teachers and parents alike.

  1. Inability to recognize people’s needs.
  2. Interrupting others to get their point in.
  3. Difficulty controlling emotion due to frustration.
  4. Fidgeting and squirming. Not able to sit still for more than 2-3 minutes (must also be whilst taking part in activities that they enjoy).
  5. Easily distracted by new tasks, often not finishing old ones.
  6. Inability to listen and respond appropriately, often saying they understand but not taking in what you have said.
  7. Possibly always making noise, but could also be a daydreamer.

If you are still worried about your child, then there is no harm in getting them tested, but in a world that is over prescribing drugs, be sure that it is really what you want for your child and what is necessary to help them.

We have fully updated our Learning Resource category on our main website and will continue to add other learning support resources to include new centers that are opening/closing.

Please do contact us here [email protected] should you know of a good resource that would help others in the community and that we may have missed.

Pssst... like what you're reading?

Join our community and never miss an event, post or update!

Just enter your email address below:

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Follow Us!

Upcoming Events

Little Footsteps – Ready for School

Little Footsteps 8 Srinagarindra 62 Alley, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok, Thailand

  “Little Footsteps” is excited to announce that we are adding one more day to our "Ready for School" playgroup. It is now every Thursday and Friday !!! We loved […]

Please Contact

Playmondo – Celebrate Friendship Day

Playmondo 2nd Floor, 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan,, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Celebrate Friendship Day with a special workshop at Playmondo! Kids can reminisce about the good times with friends or invite their friends to join in the fun workshops. These activities […]

Please Contact

Playsquare Laser Tag – Private Laser Tag

CentralWorld 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan,, Bangkok, Thailand

Unleash the Fun with Our Private Package at CentralWorld! ⁣⁣Invite your friends and join the fun! Enjoy an exclusive private Laser Tag experience just for you and your friends.⁣⁣Monday - Thursday:⁣⁣- […]

฿16000 – ฿20000

Top Flight Bangkok – LA & Vegas Hoops Experience 2024

TopFlightBangkok 84/6 Sai Noi-Ton Chueak Road Khlong Kwang Subdistrict, Sai Noi District Nonthaburi, Nonthaburi, Thailand

LA & Vegas Hoops Experience 2024! Different to other years of our trip this year our players will also be able to witness the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. […]

Please Contact

MBK Center – Detective CONAN The Movie 27 Pop up Thailand

MBK Center 444 Phaya Thai Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand

Announcing a spectacular pop-up store project to continue the success of welcoming anime movies to Thailand "Detective CONAN The Movie 27 Pop up Thailand" More spectacular than any time in […]

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

Get the latest kid and family-friendly activities and events in your inbox every Thursday! No spam, guaranteed.

More information

You May Also Like...

Summer camp cover of children running

Summer Camps for Kids in Bangkok

By popular demand our full list of summer camps is back! All kids love a holiday camp, they spend most of the year going from home to school to extracurricular

2 girls showing a first day of year 4 sign

Eco Warriors at St. Andrews Dusit

We at St. Andrews International School Dusit, believe our guiding statement is to be, ‘the happiest community empowering every individual to achieve outstanding growth’ and this permeates the Dusit culture.