What do you think 5 yr old with adhd is it possible??

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Its hard for me to say that I think my son may be adhd. Hes 5 and hes struggles big time at school because he cannot keep still during lessons. When we do homework and study lessons at home its like it goes in one ear out the other and its frustrating because we can sit there for awhile trying to do the same thing and its not the work of a average 5yr old. Once he loses concentration, ive lost him already. he cannot keep still for 10 mins to do school work. the teacher writes in his planner everyday that he cannot keep still during lessons or that he gets up and starts playing. is there any natural way i could help relieve my son. I feel so bad for him because i know he can do better. his attention span is very low. he struggles verbally but excellent physical moments.

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Jeanna - posted on 12/17/2010

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hi my name is jeanna and i too have a boy with adhd and he also has pdd which is a form of altutism. does your childs iep have a sensery diet included? that helps alot u could also try sensery diets at home. getting him moving, jump, hand stands, flipping upside down on couch,crab walking.

Nancey - posted on 10/04/2010

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My daughter has ADHD, and yes its possible. In the part of your son not keeping still at home during study time or homework. what I do for my daughter is i make it fun for her to learn. See she was diagnosed at 3years old with adhd. plus i knew she would have it cause i have it. so when it comes to concentration. I make a game out of it. and if she gets it right then i give her a prize. like for school if she does good in school for the week then she will get a special treat. Like going out to dinner with mommy, or going to the park. things like that. just come up with this that your son likes to do and set certain goals for him. For a child who has adhd it is a struggle to keep up with the child. plus its a struggle with yourself. Cause yes you know the child can do better. but just keep in mind that its not his or her fault, this is something that is apart of them whether you like it or not. but please keep in mind that if you set up the Prize chart for things they do good on. you will get somewhere it may take a while. but just be patient with him. and take it slow.
if he gets to the point where he still cant do his work at home or school talk to the teacher and tell them that when he does that let him have like 5-10 mins. alone to get focused again. and then try again. dont ever let him feel stupid or get discouraged. Try to keep everything positive for him. and most importantly Keep IT FUN!!!!!!!!!

Reena - posted on 08/29/2010

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my son is also diagnosed with adhd.i still face the same problem which u have mentioned.y dont u take him for the occupational therapy.becoz of this therapy my son has not recovered but somewat his attention span has increased.in these thrapies they teach the child to sit in one place and also increase he attention span.take care also it needs a lot of patience for the moms and it is a 24 hrs work

Melissa - posted on 08/18/2010

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Please, shoot me an e-mail. I would love to give you some insights for you and your family. We use a natural supplement and tricks of the trade for our son, and it's made a world of difference!

Brandy - posted on 06/10/2010

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You should also read the book the 5 love languages of children by Dr Gery Chapmen. I have only read the first few pages but it sounds like a lot of behavior problems can be due to not having these needs fulfilled.

Krystle - posted on 06/09/2010

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My daughter started pre-k in aug of last year. By Sept. she was only able to go to school for 2 1/2 hours. She was constantly in the principals office, getting phone calls from the teacher and even at one point suspended just to see if it would change her attitude. Of course, it didn't. Finally, in Febuary, we were able to get ahold of a dr. He put her on medication. It helped for about a mo. She needed an increase, but my husband, who didn't like the med anyway, wanted to stop it.
Our lives have been hard. She is always doing something that she's not supposed to do, getting into things, back talking, etc. Not to sure what to do nemore. I'm at a loss. Any advice would be of great help.

Mary - posted on 03/09/2010

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My son - diagnosed at AGE 2 with ADHD- was medicated until the third grade when I finally pulled the plug (no more drugs!!!) He is now 11, in the 6th grade and in the advanced placement for algebra for junior high. But it took a lot. I closed my daycare and spent a whole year completely focused on him. It took a lot of time, which in turn took money because I couldn't work - which stressed our family, but his behavior was draining me, so in the end it was better for our entire family. You need to go to your school and request a SST (Student Study Team) - it may be called something else other places. It is a meeting of you, his teachers, the principle and all the other support staff (special needs, speech, ect.), then they will start with testing for any learning disabilities. For my son, it was found that there weren't any learning disabilities, only his ADHD, and the school staff has to respect the fact that I would no longer medicate my child. Then at another meeting between all of you, it will be determined how they can help your son, through means that they all ready have. My son was to be given extra time for tests, was offered longer to turn in his work, was given different "anti-stimulants" (things to distract him from distracting his other classmates) such as a medicine ball to sit on or a one-legged stool : these things made him focus on one thing while trying to focus on something else - which is what his mind is trying to do anyway. These things helped. The school was reluctant to help but after I got the ball rolling they are forced to complete the testing within 90 school days. Get your son help. It will help you and him.

Kim - posted on 01/29/2010

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I understand what your going through. i had a stepson that was a challenge in the same way. I recently came across a product called life force. They have studies on adhd and how this can help. you can check out my website www.mylifeforce.net/goldennugget and see what you think. my email is kimtraucht@yahoo.com let me know how i can help. hope you have a great day. kim

Brandy - posted on 01/27/2010

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First off anyone with a child labeled with ADD or ADHD should read the book Wild at Heart by John Eldredge.
Second my husband was labeled with ADHD and Bipolar. He said the best thing that happened to him was when he moved in with his dad, they took him off the meds. He had to learn to focus and now he has no problem unless if he is in a manic phase. Then he takes some herbal tea and herbal supplements to help him sleep. You should also look into the charter schools, if they are available in your area. I don't fully believe in the way public and most private schools work. They take a naturally curious and rambunctious child and expect them to sit still for 8 hrs 5 days a week and they give them 2-3 hrs of home work when they get home for over 180 days a year. Recess is now 15 min long, gym is almost non existent, teachers no longer have to perform to keep there jobs, and with the budget cuts our wonderful president is trying to impose (check USA Today) it is only going to get worse. They expect kids to act like adults and they aren't. You can also try the local Boys and Girls Club, if it weren't for them then my mom would be insane trying to get my brothers home work done. They have after school programs for helping with homework.
You can also try OPC Cenergy by Standard Process, Calcium Magnesium high dosage NOW brand and Omega 3 fish oil for him and for your nerves you can try Orchex. That is what my mom is doing for there house hold. You can also do a heavy metal detox, remove all food coloring from his diet, stop giving school lunches, and stop vaccinating. When my brother is on Addreal 5 mg extended release he is good at school but at home he is more confrontational and argumentative. He also doesn't eat, he gets really bad head aches, and has bloody noses. I hope this helps.
Good Luck and God Bless

Quinell - posted on 11/30/2009

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Quoting MARCIE:

YES IT IS MY 10 YEAR OLD WAS 4 WHEN THEY TOLD ME BUT HE DO NOT TAKE MEDS HE IS ON THE HONER ROLL,HE IS IN 4TH GRADE HE DO VERY GOOD IN SCHOOL,BUT WHEN HE IS AT HOME I WISH I DID HAVE THE MEDS.


That is great that your child does not have to take medication, but in Kyle's case, there was no choice. The school was literally calling every day, and , before we found out what was wrong they expelled him from kindergarten. After consulting with doctors and with the Principal, they decided to work with him, so that he could lead a normal life. At home, it was a nightmare if he wasn't on his meds. He literally had me crying and I was 63 yrs. old at that time. He would not listen to me and was staring off in space. If he wasn't doing that, he was literally running, instead of walking, all over the house. You could not get him to stop. It was non stop until he went to sleep at night. Then, he would have nightmares sometimes, that awakened him and he would come to the Living Room, next to my room and get in the recliner and stay there until we found him and put him back to bed. What works for one child, sometimes does not work for others.

Quinell - posted on 11/30/2009

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Quoting Ro:

What do you think 5 yr old with adhd is it possible??

Its hard for me to say that I think my son may be adhd. Hes 5 and hes struggles big time at school because he cannot keep still during lessons. When we do homework and study lessons at home its like it goes in one ear out the other and its frustrating because we can sit there for awhile trying to do the same thing and its not the work of a average 5yr old. Once he loses concentration, ive lost him already. he cannot keep still for 10 mins to do school work. the teacher writes in his planner everyday that he cannot keep still during lessons or that he gets up and starts playing. is there any natural way i could help relieve my son. I feel so bad for him because i know he can do better. his attention span is very low. he struggles verbally but excellent physical moments.


I do not know of anything to do naturally, but you need to get him to a doctor if he is that bad. Kyle was like that, too. He is very, very smart, but could not concentrate, kept interrupting the class, talked all the time. Fortunately, we have teachers that are willing to work with him on a daily basis if needed. He was put on medication when he was five. We felt we were at the end of our rope, so to speak, because he would not listen and finally started to having meltdowns at school, where the Principal had to come literrally pick him up and take him to the Office, because he was in the floor, making strange noises and going round and round. He gets upset about things real easy. We have to take him to the doctor about every three months. We have to make sure he gets his medicine every morning. If not, you can hardly stand to be around him. When he is on his medication, he learns real well and was a candidate for the Gifted program. Please get him the help he needs. Go on line and get all the material that you can get and read up on ADHD. Kyle only has ADHD, but some kids have additional problems to go with that. Your son cannot help what he is doing. He is out of control when he feels like that. Kyle would tell us that he didn't know why he did the things he was doing, that he didn't know what made him do it. Good Luck and my prayers are with you.

MARCIE - posted on 11/30/2009

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YES IT IS MY 10 YEAR OLD WAS 4 WHEN THEY TOLD ME BUT HE DO NOT TAKE MEDS HE IS ON THE HONER ROLL,HE IS IN 4TH GRADE HE DO VERY GOOD IN SCHOOL,BUT WHEN HE IS AT HOME I WISH I DID HAVE THE MEDS.

Quinell - posted on 11/29/2009

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Hi, in reply to your question if a child 5yrs old could have ADHD. Yes, my grandson was diagnosed with ADHD when he was five. He is still having to take medication for it. If not on medication, he is so hyper, he cannot stand himself, much less someone else. He goes berserk sometimes and cannot help it. Please get your child help now!!

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