teens with adhd

Zulema - posted on 07/25/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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so I think is harder when they start going to jr high. My dauther she knows wene she needs the meds but she does not want now one to know that she has adhd but not even the teachers and I think is important because the teachers are more likely to see how the meds are working.so how many of you think is important to tall the teachrs?

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Tracey - posted on 04/21/2012

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I think it's very important. This will help them to understand, and they can offer some extra help when needed. My Son is almost 14 and his teacher's have helped him alot, and they can also tell if he didn't take his meds.. I hope this helps.

Brandi - posted on 08/27/2010

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my sons teachers all know that he is on medications..they have put him in an sst class and he gets the extra help he needs..hes in coed classes so more teachers for less students..works out great!!

Danielle - posted on 08/07/2010

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As a parent, it is very important to inform the child's teachers (privately). Nobody else has to know, but the teachers need to be aware. Teachers can't be helpful or understanding, if they don't know what's going on. It's very important to have a team front with your child's teacher. Communication is a must!

DeAnna - posted on 08/05/2010

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I think it is very important to tell the teacher. There is so much help the teacher can give your child, but she can't help if she doesn't know. My son is 17, and fought me to take medicine for several years. So I didn't fight him, he just had to work harder and did very poorly in school. He is in 11th grade now, and has a very hard schedule, he is asking me to make sure his has his medicine for this year. He started taking it last year, and made a world of differents.He plays sports, and in 9th grade his grades were not good enough to make the baseball team, last year he begged for help, put him on his meds and he made the team!!

Jenny - posted on 08/02/2010

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My son will start high school this fall and every year through out middle school I was in contact with his teachers. It's VERY important that his teachers know he has ADHD. It will help them know how to help him manage his day better. I knew how he did in school each day and they were able to let me know of any concerns they had about him.

Yvonne - posted on 08/01/2010

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I have three boys with ADHD, one is entering 7th grade, one is in 10th, and one in 11th. Junior High was miserable for the older two, lots of social issues and organizational challenges. And that was on their meds...can't even imagine what it would it would have been like off of them!! Tell your daughter there is nothing wrong with having ADHD!! Lots of brillant people have or had ADHD! Take a look at the Lab School in Washington, DC they have a link for famous people with ADHD or LD....she'll be amazed! Just because she's wired differently, learns differently doesn't make her "wrong" or a "freak" (as kids like to call it...or emo!) I LOVE the fact that my boys don't fit inside a "box". If the teachers are GOOD teachers, they will react as they should...understanding that sometimes this means her focus is off, she may not be on task as much as others her age, and that she may/may not face other challenges....but, they can't "understand" this if they don't know....I for one sub alot at school, soon teaching preschool...and I WANT to know for the kids I work with....that way I know why they react differently to something than another kid....tell her to hold her head high and be proud of who she is, and her amazing individuality!! Teenage years are hard, ADHD or not!!! lol....my boys are proof of this one!!!

Terri - posted on 07/28/2010

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My son is going to Jr High and i don't think he even thinks about going to Jr High and having ADHD and taking meds. I'm going to have a IEP with the counselors and teachers and principal or vice principal to inform them of his ADHD plus we have a 504 plan. My son only takes meds once a day and thats before school but his doctor has the teacher fill out a form of his behavior every month before getting his next month supply of meds. I think the teachers should know.

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