Tiare - posted on 05/03/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 6 year old son has recently been diagnosed with ADHD. At first we thought he just had some "behavioral issues" so we decided to contact a child psycologist. We've been seeing this psychologist for over a year, and we've finally ruled every other option out and have come to the conclusion that he in fact does have ADHD. He is extremely smart, and is in the top of his first grade class. Academically, he has no issues. He's first to finish his work and loves to read and learn above and beyond what is expected. His issue seems to be acting out, or not having an impulse stopper. If he feels like he wants to walk out of class due to bordem, he will. Or if he feels like hitting someone, he will. He is not a mean child, and for some reason these things seem to only happen in school.
We have exhausted many options to help him with these issues, but nothing really seemed to stick. So we are now considering Ritalin as our next option. I always try NOT to give my childern medications / prescriptions. I choose to go the healthy route, with vitamins, and herbs. But this is a new phase that I am not quite sure how to handle.
Does anyone have any insight on the Ritalin and how it has affected your child?? Also, is there anyone other there that can give me a better idea on a strict diet to implement with him??