adhd daughter is so akward socially...

Cate - posted on 07/17/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I'm at my wits end trying to help my daughter make friends properly. She has ADHD and I suspect some other stuff going on. She has a nuerophysche evaluation soon and a psychiatrist appointment next week. I am ready to start some medication.

She behaves younger than her years socially. She follows and stalks other children because she thinks they are playing with her or would if they would stop. They are just trying to get away from her. She's always trying to be the leader and always trying to pick the game. I feel like every girl her age and even a year or two younger is so much more savvy than her. It's painful to do things we used to do as the years go on and this becomes more apparent and her age makes it more inappropriate. I did have her on intuniv for a bit and saw an improvement, but we took her off to try brain training (didn't get much out of it). Any words of wisdom or encouragement. I feel so bad for her and selfishly I feel very isolated too (esp. compared to my days of playdates with my very well liked older child).

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Sarah - posted on 07/18/2015

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The neuropsychiatrist should have some advice. However, you may want to ask to a referral to a behavioral therapist. Someone who can help your daughter interpret social cues and other kids' body language. I think that may help her figure out how to act around kids. While I admire you trying to go without medication, sometimes kids just need some help chemically. I work as a school nurse and at a special needs summer camp and while I do see lots of unnecessary medication; some kids thrive once started on behavioral meds. Good luck!

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Cate - posted on 07/18/2015

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Thank you so much…she did a year of play therapy at 5 but I think she was too young to get much out of it. I am definitely going to get back to therapy. I purchased the app social detective and she loved it and did really good. She played it a bunch of times, but doesn't apply anything. Thanks for your reply.

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