9 ADHD Symptoms in Children Parents Should Look Out For


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, affects about 7% of children and adolescents in the U.S.

In general terms, children with ADHD often have trouble staying focused and exhibit hyperactive and impulsive behaviors.

Roughly twice as many boys as girls were diagnosed with ADHD in 2015-2016. ADHD is a chronic condition that may carry over into adulthood.

ADHD Symptoms in Children

1. Trouble Staying Focused On Homework

Children with ADHD may make careless mistakes on homework assignments or have a difficult time completing the tasks.

Organization, time management, and focus and attention are the most common roadblocks many children with ADHD face when doing their school work.

2. Difficulty Organizing Tasks, Activities

Children lose things, but those with ADHD are more likely to lose what they need for homework and other activities.

Assignments, pencils, and toys may go missing. Difficulty staying organized is a sign of inattention—one of the core symptoms of children with ADHD.

3. Prone to Distraction

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