mommy of a 3 year old with ADHD

Shameeka - posted on 06/26/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My little girl was diagnosed with ADHD last year and I do from time to time get fustrated with her because I feel she should know better or didnt i just tell her not to do that but I love her more then anything in this world, I just wanted to make a spot for moms to have to talk about their kids and stuff that goes on with children with ADHD, because this is all new to me still and she is gonna be starting school in Aug. and it would be nice to hear other mother's experiences with ADHD

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Shameeka - posted on 09/14/2012

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Be consistant with her.. My daughter since the age of 3 has been on 6 different pills, she is now 7, and I have found that I had to find something for my daughter to do just to calm her down, which is coloring and drawing, its almost theraputic for her. So try to find something that you have noticed that will occupy her mind and stick with that. Every where we go my Ayvianna always has her coloring book crayons pencils and a notebook.

Kayla - posted on 09/13/2012

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Hi i saw your reply and could help but to comment, my daughter just turned 3 in July and we just had her seen for ADHD they sat with us for about an hour and thats all it took for them to say she had ADHD. Ive always known she was more hyper and different than the other children, she has 5 cousins around the same age only 1 year or months apart and she has always been the dificult one to handle. That aside i do believe she is the smartest out of the bunch very intelligent in every aspect, but almost to smart for her own good. I have never been a big pill person for myself and i hope my kids are the same im not sure if i want to put her on pills but its come to the point that i might have to being for the fact i have a 1 year old who is needing my attention and is also learning bad habits from sister. My husband works nights so i do allot of the parenting myself and it is a struggle everyday, so i guess im needing a little advise on controlling and disciplining i feel bad because its almost like im telling her no, stop or don't do that all day. So if you have any advise for me that would be great, thank you.

KRISTAL - posted on 05/28/2011

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Hello! My son Drake was diagnosed with ADHD when he was in kindergarten and he was put on ADDERALL XR 5mg it worked for like a week and then the dosaged was upped to 10mg and that worked until he started 2nd grade and then it was upped again to 15mg and that never changed his behavior a bit so I quit giving it to him all together... Now his doctor has prescribed VYVANSE 20mg and I'm scared to death to give it to him... He hasnt taken any kind of medicine for his ADHD for about 3 or 4 months... I usually have no problem trusting what his doctor is recommending but he is my baby and these types of meds scare me to death... I wanna do whats best for my lil boy... Any advice???? PLEASE HELP!!!!

NICHOLE - posted on 05/17/2010

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My son A'din is going to be 5 and at the start of pre-k, week one he was having problems flipping chairs over, running around the class room and not listening to anything he was told. I hesitated putting him on medication but adventually put him on Adderall xr, it has helped alot but patience from me is another thing that is helping. I try to be calm in situations when i know i would yell and scream and i come down to his level and explain things to him more detailed. Punishments are not as harsh as they were, we talk alot about what he did and how to improve it and some days it's like talking to a brick wall but i think it is helping. good luck with what ever road you choose, there are many to choose from !!

Lori - posted on 10/13/2009

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I have three with ADHD and two with just ADD. The first diagnosed was my daughter, and she was 2 1/2. She was put through various testing and at 3 (earliest possible) she started getting medicated. It's not a fix all but it helps keep her brain and her body working together.

Hardest part... At 3 years old, she had the verbal skills of a 7 year old. So because she was SO smart, and articulate... I expected her to always be. When she wouldn't listen, or misbehaved I would get so upset, but I needed to always remind myself that she was ONLY THREE! If she were a normal 3 year old... There wouldn't have been any issues with her behavior at all. But she was so smart!!

The key that no one mentioned to me until she was 8... Children with ADD/ADHD typically have much higher IQs!

Jodi - posted on 08/27/2009

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where do i begin .. its a long road but with strengh you can do it .. my son Zack was 7 when we found out that he had AD/HD . zack is now 10 . we have him on i don't know how many different medications . they work for awhille than they wear off . than we put him on a higher doseage and he was a zombie like child .when he was on the higher dose he became a little violante . he would say i hate you mom . you are the worse mom ever . and he would hit me . i had to have my older son help me some days . i know thats sad . but zack some reason listened to my oldest son . well of corse i don't want to see my son like that so i went back to dr. and got him on lower doseage .. now he has been doing pretty good on it . but do not let all this scare you .. there is hope . what i also did was good behavior charts and good grade chart .. if hes good for the week like getting up, dressed extra with out me saying come on we gotta go .. he gets rewarded like a movie ( rented ) , game nite what ever your child likes .. i also send a note to the teacher the begining of the year to let he or she know about zacks condition and we keep track of zacks behaviors ect . that helps the dr. as well to know whats going on . i also keep zackary on a sudeaule .. and that helps .. alot . i also signed zack up with karate . to help his self esteame.i have been doing alot of reserch every little bit helps .. i hope this helps . AD/HD childern can be quite diffacult at times but remember it's not there fault . breath .. and count .. i signed up for the AD/HD magazine . if you want i can give you the link . they have alot of helpful tips .

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