my youngest son is showing signs of ADHD any advis

Renee - posted on 06/01/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my youngest son is showing signs of ADHD were getting him evaluated in a couple weeks im looking for advise on ways to help us deal with him and to help him deal with it.

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Renee - posted on 06/04/2009

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i have heard that about the dyes. i will start watching that. any advise on how to get him to settle down for bed. he has a hard time falling asleep. we could but him to bed at 8 and he is still up and on the go at 11. he seems to just crash when his body cant go any longer. there are times during the day he just falls over on the couch because his body is exhausted! i need help on getting him to settle for bed.

Tanya - posted on 06/03/2009

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I have a 7 year old with ADHD and the best way of without medication is to watch what he eats colored dyes are very bad and it will set them off. Whites are always best and it's sad to say but some children will need medication to help with this but don't worry it's not the end of the world.you have to make sure everyone that is in his life is on bored wioth this and follows your rules routine for these kids with this is best if you need help let me know...

Liza - posted on 06/01/2009

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What type of symptoms is he showing? Have you looked into Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? I used to work in a clinic for kids with SPD and they were often misdiagnosed with ADHD. If he does end up with a diagnosis, SPD may be something you want to read up on. There's lots of non-med treatments out there.

Good luck!

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