kids with adhd

Sherita - posted on 07/13/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Is there any moms out there who can help me deal with my daughter who is twelve and have ADHD. She lies, steals, sneak food, talks to boys that are much older than her. It is very frustrating. I'm a newlywed, and it takes a toll on our marriage . she takes concerta once a day, and it seems to help with schoolwork, but nothing else. Any tips?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/13/2015

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Some of this (talking to boys older than herself, for example) isn't the ADHD, it's your daughter being a typical kid her age. So is the lying, stealing, and sneaking food. None of these are adhd related. If they were, NO teen or preteen would EVER lie, cheat, or steal...and yet it seems that every kid tries to push that boundary in some ways. For example: My 17 YO tries to lie...and has all his life. Not because he's ADHD, but because he's a kid, and he saw his friend get away with lying all the time.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/13/2015

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Well, for one thing, why does she steal food? Does she get enough to eat? How is she 'stealing' the food? Is she going into the pantry for a snack without permission? (for example).
Lying needs to be punished each time. Whatever was lied about needs to be part of the punishment.
Stealing: turn her in.
Otherwise, ask your physician what could be related to the meds or not.

Sherita - posted on 07/13/2015

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She never has an answer. She just stands there and looks at me like I'm stupid. Punishments doesn't help, taking things away doesn't help

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/13/2015

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ADHD is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder. That doesn't cause lying, stealing, etc. Those are 'experimental' behaviours, and start at many different ages.
Why does she say that she's doing those things?
Like I stated, at that age, they're testing boundaries, talking to opposite sex kids, pushing limits. Its your job as the parent to be prepared for anything.

Sherita - posted on 07/13/2015

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I was reading other comments about kids doing the same things she is doing and those children are ADHD. So I figured that's where all the things she doing is related to that

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