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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How can I get an ODD diagnosis

My 7yr old son has ADHD. He is on Ritalin. The meds help him calm down and focus. I have read up on ODD and so many of the symptoms fit. Everything with him is a battle. He has...

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Back 2 school Drama

Ever went to Back- to School - Night and have it turned into a Jerry Springer Show? Not fun!!! Who benefits form that? Not the kid that’s for sure. Now I just want to hold...

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Just started Abilify and clonidine

Finally bit the bullet and got some meds for our son. He will be on abilify in the am and clonidine at night. Just looking to see how these things have worked for your...

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Fast metabolism issues

My 10 yr old son has a super fast metabolism. He takes 65mg of focalin a day. when ever he has blood work and a urine test done, it comes up negative for amphetamins. We had...

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Single Mom - Finding time for myself?

HELP! I am a single mother and disabled. I have a chronic pain disorder. My children both are ADHD, and my son also is bipolar, has general anxiety disorder and a phobia. I...

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Self Medicators at 18

Hi my "kid" is 18 soon to be 19 and is having a hard time getting a job. Mostly because of his communication skills. He is self medicating, mostly because of his father, any...

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Vyvanse Lasting Time

my son is 13 years old and has SEVERE adhd he used to be on adderall for 4 years but he got sent to transitional school so we switched it to vyvanse vyvanse claims to stay in...

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second boy may have ADD

How many of you have two or more childern with ADD/ADHD? I have a 11 year old who is ADHD and now we seeing signs that my 8 year old may have ADD. He has a hard time focusing in...

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ADHD meds

My 12 year old son has ADHD and Sensory Integration Dysfunction and I am trying to find a good alternative to the stimulants. Does anyone have any suggestions? We have done...

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Hi Everyone...Im New here

My name is Rebekah and I am a 31 year old stay at home mom. I have two children, Abby who has severe ADHD and Jason who is possibly ADHD and Aspergers but no formal diagnosis...

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To medicate or not to medicate?

My daughter is 7, going into the 2nd grade & has just been diagnosed with ADHD/ODD. She has been seeing a sand/play therapist for over a year now. She takes mulivitamins &...

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Hello

Hello. My son was just diagnosed with adhd. I always thought that he was hard to control, but thought that it had something to do with my parenting skills. We just started meds,...

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anything natural for adhd?I need help

My son is four years old and has autism spectrum disorder as well as adhd. Two weeks ago he started using tenex and I don't like it. I never wanted him on meds but he needed...

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Our Natural Alternative to ADHD

Our tyke was diagnosed with ADHD and we chose not to go the medication route because we felt he was too young. We are using a neurofeedback program called play attention and are...

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anything natural for adhd?I need help

My son is four years old and has autism spectrum disorder as well as adhd. Two weeks ago he started using tenex and I don't like it. I never wanted him on meds but he needed...

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School in Cape town for ADDH children

Hi my name is Isabella and my daughter have ADDH, She is now in grade 11 and currently we live in the middle east. Would like to sent her next year to South Africa to complete...

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Our Natural Alternative to ADHD

Our tyke was diagnosed with ADHD and we chose not to go the medication route because we felt he was too young. We are using a neurofeedback program called play attention and are...

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At my wits' end: SCHOOL MORNINGS

My 10 year old daughter is diagnosed with both ADHD and ODD. She takes 27mg Concerta in the morning (about 7am) and in the afternoon (12:30-1), because it was wearing off...

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intuniv mixed with other meds?1?

My daughter is 8 yrs old and is ODD and OCD. She fights with her sister and we walk on egg shells at home during her fits of rage, throwing, kicking, hitting herself, saying she...

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Vyvanse good or not? Opinions pls!!

My daughter Jorja (6) has recently been diagnosed with ADHD and her doctor prescribed her Vyvanse 20mg. She has been on it 2 days today and it is making her very emotional and...

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Intuniv-How long does it take to work?

My son is 5 years old and adhd/odd he was previously on clonidine and it worked like a dream for about a month. It was like it was working one day and the very next day it just...

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Horrible Mornings

My 9 year old daughter has ADHD with impulsivity that is the worse part. She is awful in the morning. By the time we leave we have said terrible things to one another and both...

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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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ADHD/ODD - My 12 year old son

Hi I am new to this support system and need to now that I am not the only one who has a son with ADHD, ODD, depression and possible mood disorders. I am a divorced mom of...

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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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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...