any support groups for moms of adhd children?
Kristin - posted on 05/24/2012
My son was also diagnosed with ADHD as well as he has asthma. Luckily we were able to find out early (hes was 4) and were able to take positive steps to help him. We enrolled him in speech therapy and behavior classes as well as seeing an occupational therapy. I refuse to medicate my child and find that by being firm, having structure and watching his diet it is getting better. I also have a 1 yr old daughter and my 6 year old son is so awesome with her even though he is ADHD. Biggest thing i find is to let them burn off their energy and to have positive and negative reinforcement. My son knows that if he behaves badly and does not listen he will go straight to his room and if we are in poublic and he misbehaves we go straight home. Also i like the counting to 3 for me that really works. My son know if mommy hits 3 its room time. I dont argue or yell at him or hit him as i found that doesnt work. Biggest thing is being consistent and having discipline. Also i believe that kids need to burn their energy off so i take my childen to the park, bike rides, swimming or something for an hour every night and if they misbehave then we stay home. Also make your child feel involved. My son and I bake together and this helps slow him down and to focus his attention. Biggest key to having an ADHD kid is to be patient and firm. It is hard but it will get better
Jennifer - posted on 05/22/2012
i have no idea on how to go upon this my 3 year old just got diagnosed with ADHD this week we have started medication i thought it was working but taking him out in public today made me second guess. Ive been dealing with his behavior by myself for the longest time. But with a new baby coming sooner then later the counsler had advised me to step out their and get into support groups to help me with this. I just need to know all and what kind of resources our out their to help. I havent put him in school for fear of how he will act. so if anyone can lead me the right way of where to look and make me more knowlegdable of this disease. thank you
LEAH - posted on 11/15/2011
My oldest biological daughter 15, has adhd, my two adopted children 5 and 6 both have it too. It has definitely been a long road but I have learned a lot and there are many groups out there and resources. I used to frequent a messageboard called healthboards. They have seperate boards for most diseases/disorders/medical problems you can think of.
Yvonne - posted on 11/15/2011
thanks so much for all of your answers ladies...its really encouraging to know that im not alone in this..sometimes i feel like im ready to give up and i constantly ask myself what i did wrong..what im doing wrong..i just need the support of other moms like you
Dawn - posted on 06/30/2009
Aprille- how old is your daughter. my 3, well she'll be 4 next week, was diagnosed a few months ago and right now we are not medicating. she will be going to pre-k in september and we want to see how she does first, but i am pretty sure we are going to have to put her on something. what has worked for you? we are trying to do behavior management at home, but it has been difficult since we had a baby in march.
Aprille - posted on 06/22/2009
CHADD is a good organization. Also, if you are looking for help on here, there is a moms of children with ADHD in the community. If there is something specific you need to know, you can always ask me. I have a daughter with ADHD and have a ton of information as far as schooling goes. I had a nightmare on my hands with my daughter's school until I got educated.
Toni - posted on 06/22/2009
I have a seven year old.She is adopted and is a meth baby. She is on meds to help with your schooling. We tried without it but it was way impossible. Without them she won't even go to sleep til like 5am. Now she can concentrate in school and actually listen and follow orders.
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