It’s a fact. Children with ADHD suffer 3 times the number of accidental poisonings and bone fractures as other kids. Children with ADHD have more frequent and more severe injuries. Pediatric burn units report that kids with ADHD suffered much more extensive injuries and required longer hospital stays.
ADHD kids are more likely to be aggressive, oppositional and have motor coordination problems that make them more vulnerable to accidents than their peers. Channel their physical energy in constructive ways and supervise them very carefully, but it doesn't stop there.
When they grow up into adults, they have more "encounters" with law enforcement, more job changes, more financial problems, more relationship difficulties than those with ADHD.
Look up the symptoms and educate yourself. Get a competent assessment for your child and get treatment. If medication is recommended, know it is necessary to get support in school and for social-emotional development.
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