ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a medical condition. A person with ADHD has differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still, and self-control. ADHD can affect a child at school, at home, and in friendships. It is a complex neuro developmental disorder that can affect a child’s success at school, as well as their relationships. The symptoms of ADHD vary and are sometimes difficult to recognize.

Here are 14 common signs of ADHD in children:

1. Self-focused behavior: 

2. Interrupting: 

3. Trouble waiting their turn: 

4. Emotional turmoil: 

5. Fidgeting: 

6. Problems playing quietly: 

7. Unfinished tasks: 

8. Lack of focus: 

9. Avoidance of tasks needing extended mental effort: 

10. Mistakes: 

11. Daydreaming: 

12. Trouble getting organized;

13. Forgetfulness: 

14. Symptoms in multiple settings: