9 ADHD Symptoms That Can Look Different in Girls

More struggles with shame and self-esteem

Parents are all about building self-esteem in their children—here are some tips every parent should know. Girls with ADHD often experience feelings of shame about their inability to focus or pay attention. They’re also more likely to blame themselves for their difficulties, which can severely impact their self-esteem.

Likely to feel isolated

Both boys and girls with ADHD often struggle with making friends. However, compared with boys, there can be more social pressures on girls to pay attention to their friends’ feelings and pick up on subtle social cues. When they fail to, it can cause social issues. Boys with ADHDalso face social pressures, but often because of different expectations around being “tough.”

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