Moms of Kids With ADHD

Help from Moms who know. Questions, answers and support for parents raising children with ADHD. Medication, socialization, education, and behavior topics provide information based upon experience. Share any topic regarding raising your ADHD child.

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Afraid of bugs!

I have a 9 year old boy that is terrified of bugs. All bugs! He refuses to go outside an play and runs from the car to the house when we go anywhere. I bought a bug vacuum...

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Last Child in the Woods.

Last Child In The Woods by Richard Louv is a very good book. I am reading it right now and it is so sad to see that our children are missing out on all the fun and creative...

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AD/HD

My son has been on Adderral XR 20 mg for at least a year and a half and he's now saying the meds is making him feel bad. I trust my child to tell me the truth and now I don't...

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ADHD and learning disabilities

I think my stepdaughter has learning diabilities because in conversations about our dog for ex, she keeps referring to him as a she. I understand that natives have a problem...

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ADHD Meds and Nose Bleeds

My husband and I are freaking out about nosebleeds my son has begun having. His nose will start bleeding out of the blue for a short time and then stop. He's currently on...

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Book Recommendations

I thought it would be great if people would post titles of books that they have found helpful in dealing with ADD/ADHD. The book that helped me understand the disorder and...

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has anyone tried risperidone?

our daughters Dr. just put her on risperidone I thought it was for anger? She does not have anger problems, just severe ADHD...We have tried several meds. with no good...

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how to understand my child with ADHD?

I have a child that just got diagnose with ADHD and is hard for me to understand why.She is to hyper and she is easily distracted and loose concentration easily too. I have try...

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is ADHA a disable?

i am trying to get help for my son i am having a hard time now getting to the doctor appointment i need money to pay the person take us or i use they car i sign up for ssi but...

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ADHD and Anger

My son has ADHD but he also has anger problems and anxiety issues. We are starting him on anger meds first. Has anyone ever heard of or experienced medicine called Risperdal?...

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Antidepressants for ADHD?

My son is 6. He has ADHD. We have only medicated him once in the past. He was in K5 and struggling with his behavior. i was so against medication but there wasn't anything else...

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Homeschoolers

Hi, all, I just wanted to let everyone know that I have started a community on Circle of Moms for parents who homeschool their children with ADD and ADHD. I hope that this...

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New to Group- HELLO!

Hello All, new here. I'm a mom to a 6 1/2 year old son who has ADHD. Right now he's on Vyvanse in the morning and Risperdol in the evenings. It seems to be working well. He...

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worried

Hi i have an 8 yr boy who will be staring concerta 18mg. I've read so many things on the internet of how there are many side effects to it. Can adhd be managed without medication?

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Dye-Free Diet

Has anyone tried this new dy-free diet for ADD/ADHD? What have been your results and does your child still have to be on medication too? I have noticed that my 7 year old has...

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adhd and question about being autistic

My 3 year old just got put on guanfacine to treat ADHD. Here lately I've noticed her not really talking but when she does talk she says "yeahie" Idont know where she came up...

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worried

Hi i have an 8 yr boy who will be staring concerta 18mg. I've read so many things on the internet of how there are many side effects to it. Can adhd be managed without medication?

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Do I need to up the medicine

Hi, I am personally not a mom but I do have ADHD. I am in my 3rd year of college going for a major in film and media studies. When I have to watch movies for homework yes I'm...

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Worried Mother

My son is 16 years old and he has ADHD. We just had a medication change but the problem I'm having with him is the behavior, talking back. I'm very frustrated HELP!!!

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Melatonin anyone?

I have a 7 year old son who has ADHD and recently put on melatonin by doctor because he has a very hard time getting to sleep at night, has anyone else used this??thanks

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Some people Have no Clue!

I am so angry. The guys I work with had the nerve to tell me that ADHD wasn't real. That the parents and doctors just don't know how to deal with kids. And there was the old...

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Is Tough Love Taking It Too Far...?

Every single day starts with my son slamming doors, muttering under his breath, shouting at me, throwing things... He's 22 and insists he needs no help and no treatment. Here's...

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concera

My daughter been on it for almost a year but every 3 months I have to ask the dr for a higher mg. She on 27 mg and right now its not working.... am very concern shouldn't it...

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Switching Meds

My Son (9yrs) was diagnosed an year and a half ago and is currently on Aderall; however we are about to try Vyvanse . with a change I am of course nervous of potential side...

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long term effects of Adderall

My 9 year old son has recently switched from Ritalin to Adderall and seems to be doing amazingly well. Ritalin would make him very angry and irritated with everyone. The...

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Son with ADHD and ODD.

I have a 12 year old who i love so much. He was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6 and about 2 years ago he was diagnosed with ODD. I'm a single mom with 3 boys, and it is very...

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6year old son with ADHD

I have a 6year old son who is an ADHD child. I dont know what to do he isgeting in trouble at school. He was diagnosed last year with ADHD I tried the meds on him but I did not...

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ODD and Mood Stabilizers for children

My 8 y/0 daughter has been having a lot of issues with defiancy at school and home. She was diagnosed with ADHD in Kindergarten (now in 3rd grade). I discussed the possibility...

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Intuniv - Input

Hello, I have never posted in here before. But my daughter has just started Intuniv, we are on Day 2. I haven't noticed too much of a change in behavior, but I noticed she is so...