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Is it normal for kids with ADHD to be shy?

Is it normal for kids with ADHD to be shy?

It can be: Some children with adhd also have trouble with social cues. They don't always pick up on either the friendly encouragements or the "you're in my personal space" signs from others. They may feel that other kids don't like them. They can learn how to read social cues, though, through role-playing and socialization therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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Adhd children are they shy or outgoing?

Adhd children are they shy or outgoing?

Not shy: Most of them they are not shy because they lack filter generally they are loud. ...Read more

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Can shy children have adhd? Or do you have to be overactive or overtalkative?

Can shy children have adhd?  Or do you have to be overactive or overtalkative?

Yes: Yes shy kids can have adhd. They may not be as talkative but they will get easily distracted, have poor organization, poor attention, doesn't listen, lose things, and avoid activities that require increase attention. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be shy/quiet and have adhd?

Is it possible to be shy/quiet and have adhd?

Sure: You don't have to be an outgoing person to have ADHD. The feelings of internal restlessness and impulsiveness should be recognizable though. ...Read more

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Can extreme shyness and a fear of people, in a young child, lead to early mental illness?

Can extreme shyness and a fear of people, in a young child, lead to early mental illness?

Not necessarily: But it is important to seek help.A behavioral therapist could be very helpful in helping your child overcome these issues.Uncorrected yes, they could lead to mental illness. ...Read more

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How do you help cure shyness in your child?

How do you help cure shyness in your child?

Get them involved in: Activities that will build self confidence. Acting classes, dance, music all include some recitals/performances. Pick something that the child enjoys and hopefully can excel in. Programs like the girl or boy scouts also help by getting them involved in groups and by getting acheivment badges. This will help them try many different kinds of activities and make friends in the process. ...Read more

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How can I help my child overcome shyness?

How can I help my child overcome shyness?

Patience: Babies transition thru stages in life. Under 6mo they may be interested & happy with everyone, then go thru an awakening to realize how much they depend on you. This results in separation anxiety, a normal finding.It varies with child & situation & may continue for some time. They grow up understanding you, but not new people, settings, etc. Work with them to enjoy such events & this should pass. ...Read more

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How can I help my child to overcome her shyness?

Make her feel safe.: Kids are normally shy when they are young. You do not mention your child´s age, but being shy is part of a personality trait and not a disease. Most people, adults and children alike feel shy" when they around strangers or large gatherings, not to mention when they have to give a presentation at school. Let her know it is ok to be shy and avoid pushing her. She will blossom when it is right. ...Read more

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How do you treat or cure shyness in your child, without medicice?

How do you treat or cure shyness in your child, without medicice?

Shyness not illness: Shyness is not an illness; it is a personality trait. However, sometimes there are underlying issues related to anxiety that need to be treated. If it seems to be a more serious problem, please do not label your child "shy". Try not to put your child "on the spot". Help build up your child's self-esteem and give your child plenty of encouragement. ...Read more

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Need docs help! I am diagnosed with adhd, but i'm not really hyper like other ADHD kids. Normal?

Need docs help! I am diagnosed with adhd, but i'm not really hyper like other ADHD kids. Normal?

You are in 75% ADD: 75% of children who have ADHD are inattentive not hyperactive. The 25% of those who are hyperactive come to attention of teachers due to their behavior while the 75% of inattentinve children may be missed diagnosed as lazy, not trying, learning disabled. Do not feel bad, get the help you deserve. ...Read more

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