I think my 2 year old has ADHD. What can I do to help him??
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Samantha - posted on 03/02/2013
To the post saying how do you know you child has adhd an that two year olds are normally energetic , trust me I have four children an ds is unbelievable he does not stop alllllll day long it's heart braking its hard work it's tiring an there is nothing at the moment I have found that works it comments like that really get me angry a mother farther with a child showing signs of ADHD do suffer alone till the child reaches 7 an we get looked upon like we are bad perant sometimes I would say to my hubby that if my son looked like there was something wrong society would except him my son is not only showing signs of ADHD but also dispraxia it's hard work I would live to know if any one has found a good solution to deal with this an want to take the time to say stay string to all who are going through this cause its tough an unless you are going through the same thing yourself don't judge we don't want a label for our children we want to help them don't you think we prey every night that our children would wake up an just be """" normal"""""" :-(
Polly - posted on 06/13/2012
jana i know how u feel i to think there maybe something goin on with my daughter who is two she doesnt stop from 5.30 in the morn til wat ever time i can make her go to bed i think the only time i can get her to sit down for more than 30 seconds is if she is ill she cant speak either nursary have problems with her becouse she has a thing about water she tends to turn the taps on full blast and run and lewave the other kids to take the wrap, she cant get the routine at nursary were as the other kids her age have got it, noone cane get her to sitdown for her food not that she eats much she always has to have someone with her one to one all he time becouse shes always up to something and to top the lot as her brother has autisum quite often wen u have one child on the spectrum which both autisum and adhd are on your more likely to have another child with a problem like adhd or autisum its hard work i know gud luck with finding out whats goin on,
Melissa - posted on 06/20/2011
Be careful with a doctor diagnosing your child with ADHD. This is such an easy diagnosis and seems like all they want to do is put them on drugs to mellow them out. Kids are kids and will be hyper especially at that age. Stay away from the red dyes and limited sugar intake. My son is now 18 years old and he was diagnosed with ADHD when he was in the 2nd grade, we tried all the different meds but I had to take them off from it. Yes he would stay focused, but he had many many side effects that it didnt balance out. Good luck!
Nancy - posted on 06/20/2011
If this is really worrying you than see if you can contact an early childhood psychologist or check for behavioral specialists through your pediatrician. If nothing else maybe they can put your mind at ease?
I do understand being worried about passing down things to our kids, I'm a type 1 diabetic and recently had my daughter screened to see if she carries the gene because of things I was seeing (frequent urination and fruity smelling breath). She doesn't show the gene for now but that doesn't mean it can't happen down the road. All we can do is check with the specialist and do our best to keep them as healthy as we can.
Jana - posted on 06/19/2011
I know that 2 is a young age and read on the net that they are diagnose kids from about 7 years. I also understand that toddlers are active and that they do have a short attention span. The main reason for me looking out for him is that I was diagnosed with Dyslexia at the age of 8 and Dad was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 7. So its always been kinda stuck in the back of my head, not that this is the reason for me "looking" for signs, Trust me I will be happy if a am only seeing things thats not really there, but I dont think it can harm him if I do change the dieet and do the day to day things that could help with ADHD like eg concentrastion games. Its just little things he does that makes red lights go off in my mind. Its not that he's realy hyper, but he is alot busier than other kids his age.
His fav. toys are his cars (like all boys) but when he playes with them he zones out completely. I can stand next to him and call him and he wont respond. As Dad has explained to me a bit that when ppl with ADHD are busy with the thing they have intrest in the only concentrate on that as a way to block out everything ells that goes on in their mind as the mind is so busy all the time He would show interest in other things for maybe 2 days but then we back to cars. Colouring in and reading stories: I've seen myself other kids his age can sit half and hour or so, but it only keeps him busy for 4 minutes (If Im lucky). In my reading-up learned somethings like: ADHD kids always have something in their hands. My sons always got 2 cars with him even when he's asleep (Dad's got the phone and the lighter) When kids with ADHD get VERY exited or VERY upset they fiddle with their feet and hands. My son and his Dad does.
My son is also very spicific, when its pick up time I would just put all the cars in the toy basket, hy takes out the same cars every time (as we cleaing) and pack it on a straight row on the bed.
Thats just some of the things I've picked up...
Nancy - posted on 06/19/2011
I have an active daughter and have noticed that there are certain things she should never eat because they cause her to go into supersonic mode. Start reading the ingredients on the food your son eats and get rid of EVERYTHING with artificial food coloring especially Red 40 and Yellow 5. The US is just starting to look into this while other countries are starting to remove this from foods as some child are allergic and it causes them to be very hyper. Also, make sure his diet contains Omega Fatty acids (they make a dye free gummy version) and that he has a lot of activity and limit TV time. ADHD is unfortunately an overused label and your son is far too young to have this label.