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Pat - posted on 12/16/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Parenting is a day by day process. Some days are endless while others are no issues. I've learned to parent it also means to take one day at a time, one moment at a time. With a 9yr. old on FocalinXR I've seen vast improvements along with behavior mod. The multi-model approach Works. So all of you parents out there don't stop,,,,, or best loose whatever sanity you still have. The stories are only ones' we can understand. Working all day then coming home to a child moving 90miles an hour makes for a very long day. I totally understand.
So let's share with each other and start the year off right! Don't expect other's to understand. But there's great news I do!!!

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FARHANA - posted on 01/01/2010

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I wish our Educ Dept would recognise ADD/ADHD children have different needs. As parents, its very hard for us to put in a full days work & still research, manage & teach 'our' children where dey fall short in school. I wish the Medical Council & Educ dept could work together to make our childrens life a lot easier so dat dey could have a 'normal' school life. Its so easy for these children to get lost in da system, becos dey r often labeled as 'problem' children.

Shelia - posted on 12/25/2009

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My son has just started his new ADHD meds this month and the change has been amazing. My husband and I were at our wits end and fighting daily. We started taking our son (5yrs old) to counsling and adjusted his medication. I have also started doing some reading about this and the change is great. I am starting to understand things I thought was my son was just being definate, turns out he cant help it. Our days are still long but we are having a better outlook on things and starting to develop better management skills.

Kathleen - posted on 12/17/2009

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My 10 year old daughter has been on Adderall for 2 years now for ADHD and went from bottom of the barrel in school to all A's and B's. Her meds usually wear off by the time she gets off the bus but that's okay as long as she can focus in class. She never had behavioral problems but I never saw a kid move so fast. It broke my heart to see her struggle so in school and then it broke my heart to put her on meds. But she is thriving now and she is allowed to eat chocolate (which makes her very happy).



By the end of last school year her dose had been increased to 20 mg. She was dropping weight and had a hard time sleeping. We were able to take her off the meds for the summer and she was able to have her dose decreased to 10 mg and she is doing great.



People do not understand and I find that I have to make a lot of excuses for my daughter's energy. What I really hate is that people act like she's out of control and will treat her like she's a bad child. She is such a good girl and if it weren't for the fact that she was having a hard time in school I never would have considered medication.

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