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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Adults with ADHD

My husband went to see an ADHD coach/psychologist. He told my husband that ADHD treatments only treat the symptoms, not the disorder (don't totally understand that). He also...

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Is there a chewable or liquid med??

My daughter is on Stratera (sp?) and has trouble swallowing the pill. Is there any ADHD meds that are chewable or liquid. I know it helps her but it is such a fight to get her...

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Child with ADHD

I was just told that my 6 year old daughter has ADHD and is bi-polar. She has such awful fits of rage over just being asked to take a bath. No matter what we do they seem to get...

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The school marfia

It drove me insane when my ADHD son (now 21yrs) was at school (multiple schools)........the education mafia just didn't want to know, even though they spouted the right...

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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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Problems with school, what can i do?

My son is 5 years old, and recently diagnosed with ADHD combined. He has also always been unique, and always had a quick temper...but when he started kindergarten this year it...

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Anyone have a child with depression?

Just wondering if anyone else has a child with both ADHD AND depression. What are the treatment options for depression, and what seems to be helping (or not helping) your...

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Problems with school, what can i do?

My son is 5 years old, and recently diagnosed with ADHD combined. He has also always been unique, and always had a quick temper...but when he started kindergarten this year it...

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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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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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Natural alternatives for son with ADHD

I have an 8 year old son in the third grade and he has been having trouble in school since kindergarden. He was diagnosed with ADHD/mild OCD/mild tourette's which causes tics...

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Just got the diagnosis...

My son is 4, we got the diagnosis not too long ago. I always knew he was different, he has trouble making friends and I found I cant relate with most parents. We started seeing...

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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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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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Just got the diagnosis...

My son is 4, we got the diagnosis not too long ago. I always knew he was different, he has trouble making friends and I found I cant relate with most parents. We started seeing...

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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...