ADHD

Aliza - posted on 05/18/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have a son with ADHD he is very bright. I can't get a school to keep him as he has aggression problems, not all the time just on occasions, I was told by the psychiatrist he could be put on respiradol (i don't know how to spell it) I don't want him on this. He also has texture colour issues with food, hates loud noises, becomes obsessive about some things and repeats the same thing over and over, he won't keep still in class and sometimes withdraws into his own world and won't communicate. But he is teaching himself four languages and although not keeping still in a classroom he soaks up all the info like a sponge. We don't have a school at the moment and I don't know what to do. Aliza

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Elanda Moira Atencio - posted on 05/19/2014

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I have ADHD, and so did my little brother. Due to our parents working in the mental health field, they approached this with many different angels, here's a few you could try with your son.
Therapy, for his aggression. If it occasionally happening, a specialist could help learn how to channel his emotions in a positive way.

When you mean obsessive about something, could you be a bit more specific?

Of course he doesn't want to sit still in class, he has ADHD! His mind is constantly active, so while it's good to teach him to be IN THE MOMENT and focus, find a teacher who will do the same, but the teacher must also know how to CAPTURE the attention of ADHD children.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/19/2014

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I understand that, Aliza.

Do you realize what's going on in your kid's head when he cannot control impulses, gets easily upset, or experiences any one of the other problems that affect a kid with ADHD? They're not in a good place, and by not allowing a med regimen, you're not helping his mental health any.

There's more than one med for ADHD, and you may have to try a few before you find the right fit for your kid, but isn't that better than letting his behaviour continue?

BTW, I'm the first to say 'no meds', but when no meds isn't working, then it's time to try to find a better solution

Aliza - posted on 05/18/2014

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I know what you are saying, but this medication can do horrible things to them. there is a herbal one called synaptol it is supposed to work very well.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/18/2014

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If non medicating is not helping, and your child is problematic enough that a school ssetting will not accept him, perhaps it's time to listen to his psychiatrist and physician.

Missie - posted on 05/18/2014

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Please give the medication a try. I was totally against medicating my grandson and I fought for over a year with my daughter on this issue. My grandson is now in first grade and what a difference life has been for him. Like your son my grandson is very intelligent, but he had a lot of behavior issues and is unable to control himself. In kindergarten he was suspended on two occasions for hitting other students he is now in first grade and life for him is so much better. Can you imagine what it is like for these kids with ADHD? My grandson has a heart of gold but without that medication no one was able to see that, roger was always referred to as the bad kid in school. This is not about you, this is about your son........give it a try I promise you life for him will be so much better.

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