teens with ADD

Kathy - posted on 11/18/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi there,

I have one of twins with ADD. They assured me the "H" involvement was a different componet. He is 13 and was diagonosed at 11.. We are backsliding terribly in school this year and he just doesnt care? How do you deal with a teen??? Help.. I have a child that aces all kinds of intellectual testing yet is failing 3 subjects.

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Jessica - posted on 11/18/2008

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It's really hard. I have a 14 y/o daughter who is struggling badly right now. I really think minute by minute structure is out next strategy. We are going to put a plan together for every hour of the day and space out school work throughout the schedule. I think they start to 'accept' failure and think that is all they can do. We have to show them how good being successful feels. I am on a mission to improve my daughters image and help her change her beliefs in herself. Not sure exactly how to do it, but it is my mission. Hopefully you can make it through. Just be supportive and help figure out what will help him succeed. Sometimes it's very small adjustments, sometimes its a major change. Gotta try whatever we can.

Dawn - posted on 11/18/2008

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I read a great book called Raising a Son it was recommened by someone and I keep it in my bathroom and refer to it all the time. The writers are associated with a school based upon different theories and they are called Waldorf Schools. I know I have one in my region and may look into it if my son has problems when he is older but I do suggest the book to help gain a different perspective on how to handle situations and boundaries / limitations / consequences.

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