why adhd/add children do these things
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Rosie - posted on 04/14/2011
my child is adhd and i have found him to lie about things alot and be sneaky. i don't know why, i think the lying has to do with him not paying attention, i think he actually believes what he's saying. the sneakiness? well, i think it's because of all the punishment that an ADHD child endures. they're getting in trouble all the time, they just want something without having to get in trouble. i know i'm guilty of punishing alot, and withholding treats. that's usually what my son sneaks-candy or treats. i think if we found better ways of dealing with their discipline issues, the sneakiness would not happen as much. :)
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Andrea - posted on 01/01/2013
My 12 year old son does lie and is sneaky about some things. Mostly, it's related to school..homework, tests, etc. Occasionly, it's about cleaning his room putting things away things like that.
He knows there will be consequences for these things not being done therefore, he chooses to lie. Sadly, he gets punished for lying and still has to do what he was supposed too.
Because of the ADD he has trouble remembering the task he was given, focusing on the task, and organizing his time to complete the task so he would just assume not do it and hope to never get caught
Robyn - posted on 04/19/2011
amber- my son is adhd and he's 9 years old. I have been fighting wth doctors for 8 years- come to find out he is SLIGHTLY autistic too. he lies bout everything even if u saw him do it. he takes things that dont belong to him and he constantly sneaks stuff like snacks. the dr kept.putting it off and putting it off bcuz the signs for autism are very similar to adhd. my son has both! hope this helps u and push the subject to ur dr- I learned always ask to be refered to another dr for a 2nd opinion
Jessica - posted on 04/14/2011
I have to agree that the behavior is most related to the reaction of others that ADHD and ADD creates, but not that being sneaky and lieing is because they are ADHD or ADD. Both my older daughter and my brother are ADD and each still at the ages of 16 and 34 are sneaky and lie.
Alison - posted on 04/14/2011
Amber, this topic has come up before. You are not the first mom to notice.
Here is an article on the subject. Hope this helps:
If you are the intellectual type, this page is VERY informative as well:
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