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Any parents of kids with ADHD? Any parents of kids with ADHD?

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Unread 08-29-2007, 08:57 PM
Any parents of kids with ADHD?

Just wondering if there are any other parents of kids with ADHD. I have a 9 year old son that has it.

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Unread 08-29-2007, 09:04 PM
Any parents of kids with ADHD?

I don't have a kid with it, but both my sister-in-law and my boss have it! They can be difficult to deal with and they're adults, so my heart goes out to you.
Unread 08-29-2007, 09:07 PM
Son with ADHD

I'm here for ya! My son is 8 years old and ADHD with Sensory Integration , I used to deal with it better, but since my surgery I have very little patience. ...that is all he does all day!
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Unread 08-29-2007, 09:33 PM
Any parents of kids with ADHD?

I have a step son, age 7 , that I am sure has it....but DH will not let me have it diagnosed cuz he doesn't believe in the meds. Pretty sure that the DH has it too . Very furstrating for me and the child.
Unread 08-30-2007, 08:15 AM
Any parents of kids with ADHD?

My son is almost 27 now. He was diagnosed when he was 2 1/2. Just to let you know there is light at the end of the tunnel. He was on medication and had intensive counseling through the years. He was active in sports..helped him concentrate, structure is important. He has graduated college, has a great job, and has custody of his 6 yr old son. He is a wonderful dad. It amazes me that he has come so far!!! He is a responsible adult!! Miracles do happen.
I remember vividly his actions throughout the years. My tears and frustration, trying everything to help him help himself.
Hang in does get better. My son always fed off my emotions. If I was upset, he would act out more.
I learned to pick my battles with him...some things are just not worth battling about.
Good luck!!
Unread 08-30-2007, 08:40 AM
Any parents of kids with ADHD?

Hi! I have twin 9 year old boys with adhd, one with possible oppositional difience dissorder, and one husband who I believe has it in adult form lol. Its extremly ruff and I find since my hysto. I have no patience either. I feel horrible alot of the time when I look at my day and feel I have not been a great calm mom like I was with my older two (who don't have it) We are planning on seeing a behavior specialist in a couple of months and I am working on trying to get them in to see a physciatrist. Even on their med.'s they seem to have trouble with impulse control--its so bad I have to shower with my purse locked in my bathroom or they will steel from me. They can't get along with each other or others and boy can they argue with you. I try to pick my battles but they do play on my emotions! It does give me hope to read about kids that grow up great while we are in the midst of this.
Unread 08-30-2007, 08:42 AM
Any parents of kids with ADHD?

I have a 16 year old son with ADHD and bipolar disorder. He was first diagnosed when he was in 2nd grade. It is a constant struggle but for the most part I think the bipolar is WAY worse than the ADHD. He is on ritalin for the ADHD and zoloft for the depression part of the bipolar. We dont use any meds to control the bipolar tendencies because they have too many side effects and the depression was the worst symptom. He sees a phsychiatrist every other month and has not been suicidal in 2 years. Children of all ages with ADHD are alot to handle and can try your patience and make you lose your mind from time to time, but, nothing compared to your 13 year old in a deep depression with suicidal thoughts (he even planned how to do it) I feel for you and your son but there is hope--there are so many meds and counseling out there now as opposed to just 15 years ago. A diagnosis of ADHD does not mean that there is not success and hapiness in his future. I personally know a self made multi-millionaire with ADD. He still takes his meds and very few people know. I will say a special prayer at the chapel today for your son and one for you also, to give you patience, strength and understanding. Your son will be alright. Best wishes, Be Strong, Michelle
Unread 08-30-2007, 09:02 PM
Any parents of kids with ADHD?


I have a 16 yo son with ADHD and PDD-NOS. While his ADHD symptoms are multiplied by the PDD-NOS, I can vouch that living with such a special child can be quite the roller-coaster ride

I remember just being violently opposed to medication!!!! After all, I was the one reluctant to take a Tylenol for a headache!!!! Over the years and after intensive research, I relented and medication turned out to be a life saver for all of us!!! Medication with behavior modification and structure can lead to a normal lifestyle for our special children

It may be of interest to note that, as we were researching ADHD, DH and I found out that both of us have it. As they say: the fruit never falls far from the tree
Unread 08-31-2007, 07:20 PM
Any parents of kids with ADHD?

Hi. My son is 6, was dx with ADHD while in Kindergarten at age 5. His delivery was extremely rough and has been in speech therapy since he was 1 1/2. I had attributed his symptoms, defiance, meltdowns, tantrums, etc. as part of his static encephalopathy dx. He is an extremely bright child, just unable to cope with transitions and unable to sort through his emotions. I, too, was opposed to medications, thinking that behavior modification should be tried...well, we tried the beh. mod, and tried, and tried. DS is now taking Metadate CD (he's unable to swallow a pill like Concerta, but the metadate capsules can be sprinkled in pudding). I can see a huge difference in his behavior, especially at school. We're still fairly new to the ADHD world, he was dx in April 07. His main problems are in being able to deal with his younger (4yo) brother who pushes his buttons.
Unread 08-31-2007, 09:46 PM
Any parents of kids with ADHD?

it's so great to hear from other parents of children with this condition. My ds Ryan is doing pretty well now. He's been on medication for almost 3 years now. He takes Adderall XR and sees his doctor every 6 months or so. He's become aware of his condition and knows that eating sugar or drinking soda will escalate things. He's doing much better in school now and life in general since he's been on the meds. It's interesting how kids with this condition will excel in certain areas. Ryan is a math wiz and loves to build things with Legos and Knex. He will be on the lego robotics team this year at school so he's super excited about that.

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