Children are naturally dreamers. It's not unusual to find them staring out a window, lost in thought about some invented escapade. Daydreaming is how they create and explore new ideas.
Snapping back to reality can be more of a problem for some children than others, though. Kids with attention problems will stare off into space in the middle of class, preferring to stay lost in their own mind rather than return to the classroom. If trouble concentrating and focusing is a constant problem for your child, it could be a sign of ADHD.
These days, parents have several options to improve their children's ADHD symptoms.
Kids who are diagnosed with ADHD often start by taking a single medicine, which is commonly from the stimulant class of medicines.
If a stimulant drug doesn't work well, the doctor might recommend another type of medicine added onto it. This is called adjunctive therapy.
Scientists aren't sure why some children have ADHD. They believe it has to do, at least in part, with genes. Kids who have a parent, sibling, or other close relative with ADHD are more likely to also have the condition.