Does anybodies children have ADHD? MY 7 year old just got diagnosed..hard to deal with

Janelle - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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She just got diagnosed and im pretty sure my 5 year old is in the same boat...Ive always kinda wondered cause they are REEALLLLY ACTIVE and very short attention spans but to actually be diagnosed is alot to swallow..any advice would be very helpful..

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Janelle - posted on 01/06/2010

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Thanks for your reply, my daughter started her meds about 3weeks ago and she has done really well..It was hard for her to take pills, as she has never taken them before, but we now sprinkle it on top of applesauce and goes down fine..I feel like ive failed as a parent that maybe i could of done something to of prevented this..and now my son too? He hasnt been to the doc yet but im sure theyll put him on Adderall also..the only effects my daughter has had has been a few stomach aches..i hope things continue to go well with your son.. keep me posted!
Janelle

Helen - posted on 01/06/2010

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my 7 now 8 year old was diagnosed last year. he is on meds as the school could not control him. He has always had issues sleeping and now they are that bad that some nights im not sure he sleeps at all. The main thing we have found that helps a little is getting him toys that require him thinking, like lego and mechano. He has sat for an hour today playing with mechano that is big progress ! its hard to know what is best for them and its hard too because other kids dont understnad him either. im just hoping it gets easier with time.

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