Busy children are often the result of busy adults. Being busy is often considered a badge of honor in our modern day, and those values are often placed onto children as well. Well-meaning parents will also pack a child's schedule with activities in order to keep her out of the wrong peer group or away from excessive video game playing.
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Some children are more naturally social than others. If a child's tendency to withdraw is not by choice, but out of anxiety, that child will require more encouragement. Otherwise, that child may have difficulty relating to peers and risk depression and low self-esteem.
This is a typical checklist for any child returning to school, but parents of children with ADHD have a different kind of back-to-school checklist to prepare. It takes more than school supplies and stylish outfits to help students with ADHD be successful in school.
Experiencing anxiety is quite normal. Anxiety helps us avoid danger and it is often the typical response to particular situations, such as important tests and public speaking. However, when anxiety becomes a generalized reaction to many situations, no matter their actual danger, then it starts to negatively affect quality of life and achievement.