Myth #1: All kids with ADHD are hyperactive.
Some children with ADHD are hyperactive, but many others with
attention problems are not. Children with ADHD who are
inattentive, but not overly active, may appear to be spacey and
Myth #2: Kids with ADHD can never pay attention.
Children with ADHD are often able to concentrate on activities
they enjoy. But no matter how hard they try, they have trouble
maintaining focus when the task at hand is boring or repetitive.
Myth #3: Kids with ADHD choose to be difficult. They
could behave better if they wanted to.
Children with ADHD may do their best to be good, but still be
unable to sit still, stay quiet, or pay attention. They may appear
disobedient, but that doesnŐt mean theyŐre acting out on purpose.
Myth #4: Kids will eventually grow out of ADHD.
ADHD often continues into adulthood, so donŐt wait for your child to
outgrow the problem. Treatment can help your child learn to manage
and minimize the symptoms.
Myth #5: Medication is the best treatment option for
Medication is often prescribed for ADHD, but it might not be the
best option for your child. Effective treatment for ADHD also
includes education, behavior therapy, support at home and school,
exercise, and proper nutrition.