Mary - posted on 01/25/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
i'm hearing so many people on here that have older children with adhd. the tips are helpful.. to an extent. my oldest has adhd and i'm finding since we took her off the clonidine she's unbearable. the clonidine made her sleep. about an hour after she took the meds she was asleep on and off for 6 hours.. very nice at the time. but when she woke we could do no right. she started getting more physically abusive towards her middle sister, aged 2 yrs 9 months. but on the contrary she loves her baby sister, who just turned one..
now i'm just very much at a loss on how to deal with her. discipline doesn't help, she doesn't sleep thru the days, she's nonstop energy from the moment she wakes til we force her to bed.
i do have the melatonin, and it seems to work a lil, i've been giving her half a tablet because i'm scared one would be too much for her. can i increase this to a full tablet?
the only one thing that works to kinda 'scare' her into listening for very short periods of time is to put her on angie's high chair and buckle her in.
i think she hates sitting still and knowing she can't get out. she'll throw a major fit, scream and shout and throw her body. i'm scared she'll hurt herself this way.
me and my husband have different ways of parenting, and i think that also plays a role in it all..
i'm just harried. i wake scared thinking what is she gonna do today? what kind of things am i gonna have to deal with today? what moods? i don't want her walking round like a zombie, drugged, but most days this would be a welcome relief!!
my middle daughter follows marthas lead. so i have the two of them both working hard to drive me crazy. on top of that.. i have the one year old who is very dependant on me.. and cries and whines most of the day too!! basically i'm a mental breakdown just waiting to happen!! lol.. but i do smile and laugh..
basically i'm wondering what to do with martha!! or angie? or sarina? any help?