Children with ADHD may have low self-esteem and self-confidence. They may have experienced stigma as not everyone believes ADHD is a neuro-behavioural problem. Some people believe that it is the fault of the child, or due to poor or bad parenting. Children with ADHD may also suffer from anxiety or depression, which may undermine efforts made to build their confidence.
- Encourage the child to do things where he or she will experience success
- Encourage and praise the child often