Adhd help for parents

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Avatar f tn Help for Parents. I think it will help. Check the child behavior forum, there are a lot of parents having troubles with their 4/5 year olds and the advice given to them will also help you. I definitely would get him into a doctor. Not to get him on meds but to find out what is going on. If he has ADHD, books like, "The ADD/ ADhD Answer book." , by Susan Ashley are extremely helpful. You need to know what is going on, so you can find out how to deal with it.
Avatar n tn I am strongly seeking for somebody's advice and what should I do about this I have a severe case of adhd mixed with anxiety and I am a grown adult that needs medication for my adhd for school and work and I get really frustrated that my parents don't let me control my own meds in general they know I don't abbuse it but every time I need my meds I have ask them and it makes my anxiety act up even more cuz I have to call them tell them I need my meds and it's annoying because they r not always the
Avatar n tn If the psychologist isn't going to prescribe medication for ADHD - then who do you suggest? By the way, parents are not going to go running to a psyc unless they feel that something is going wrong with their child. Chances are - by this point- there is. Which is why many prescriptions are written. I think (and hope) that now that more information about working with ADHD is out there, other means of dealing with the problem beside medication is tried.
Avatar f tn hi,i have 19 mnt old son who had delayed milestones starting from his head control but now he can walk nt yet speakd,now my problem is I suspect him for adhd ‘always keep moving d doors and windows and makes annoying noises with whatever toys he have against the floor. He loves to watch TV even for 24 hours.he rushes to watch some particular songs in TV. he can't sit in 1 place except while watching tv ,and does not respond to my call immediately.
565294 tn?1216436915 also i live in oswego Illinois has any one herd of any support groups out there for moms and dads? or classes to help parents with dealing with adhd behaviors and how to respond better or how to say things better (to add encouragement) its a ttough job somedays.
Avatar f tn Sounds like that is the case for your brother. Add/adhd is a brain issue and would affect many things. If your parents suspect he has add/adhd would most likely would have been brought up by a teacher of his at some point, then an expert assessment would need to be done. What you CAN do is help him stay active. My son who is only 7 has sensory issues. He needs lots and lots of physical activity. He can sit when he needs to better and falls asleep more easily if he has had this.
Avatar n tn It is a thorough, practical, down-to-earth manual that is of significant help to bith parents and teachers.
Avatar f tn and the answer is YES, there is a ton of stuff that you need to be aware of as ADHD can affect all areas of your life. The meds can only help on some of those areas. For example, if she has gone from a 2.8 to a 4.0, she obviously is intelligent. So how does she feel about getting those low grades when I am pretty sure that she knew that she should have been doing better? AD/HD can really effect self esteem and anxiety levels - among other things. And I wonder if she has ADHD or ADD?
Avatar n tn I believe I am an ADHD. I think these are the symptoms that can prove that: Can't stop cheating on test Won't do homework Mood swings Talk really loud and get really excited easily Anxiety Cannot sleep Pretty intelligent, but can't do good in school Can focus on a task Can't have interest in something for more than a day. Easily frustrated (especially while doing homework) Take out the anger on myself by punching, clawing, scratching, Is this normal?
Avatar n tn Dear Ms. Anderson, Take a look at a book titled S.O.S.: Help for Parents (by Lynn Clark and published by Parents Press). It will give you a systematic method for responding to behavior.
Avatar f tn An I would of never guessed in a million years it was passed from parents to children. I have learned to love them for them. They not perfect some days are a challenge but its always neat to see the perspective they see things.
Avatar n tn If this is really a serious issues and you think that her health or yours could be in jeopardy, then you should really take her to the pediatrician for evaluation. And as far as ADD and ADHD is concerned, she is way too young to be diagnosed with this. And if the doctor tells you this is the issue and wants to put her on meds, he is totally wrong. A child under the age of 5 cannot handle the meds since they are too strong and their brains are not developed enough yet.
5066424 tn?1363139169 frustration is definitely a part of ADHD, for the parents and the child! It is stressful to be out of control of your body and not able to behave. Oftentimes, the impulsivity makes kids do things that make the appear 'weird' and they can be teased. ADHD has been around for a while but it has gotten a lot of attention lately and there are new studies coming out regularly about the best treatments available.
Avatar f tn I do highly recommend the book because it not only covers symptoms, but almost all aspects of things that will help parents if there child has ADHD/ADD. I also want to stress what specialmom said about punishment. It is different for a child with SI or ADHD. In many ways you are not so much punishing as modifying their behavior.
Avatar n tn my fiancee and I are concerned that his (my soon to be step) 6 year old son has ADHD- the issues are when ever thier is a non structured event- (play date, free time ect- his hyper activity goes above and beyond and it is almost impossable to calm him down. for example,after a full day in first grade, an almost 2 hour play date(s) (runing, climbing trees,playing in the mudd ect. we come home and he is still running around the house screaming, singing bouncing off the walls).
Avatar n tn He just this week realizes that he needs help to be the best he can be. And that is exactly why we come to these posts for help.
Avatar n tn 6 You are his parents and have every right to choose the best path for your child no matter what the school system says. Gifted children are often overlooked because the some teachers and schools do not understand or have the capability of dealing with. That is something that some teachers may understand but do not want to deal with because it is not the norm according to them. Every child is different and should be able to learn at their own level and ability.
Avatar f tn and I'm afraid that other will jeopardizes my chance to be moved to my ragular grade, and that I wont get my football eford all out, wich would lead me to get a scholarship.... is there any other medication I can use to treat my ADHD... I beg for help... Please help me!!!!
Avatar n tn I think checklists are fine as a supplement to a thorough study of the child's cognitive functioning and achievement, because symptoms of ADHD can occur for other reasons besides ADHD. Having a psychologist do a thorough assessment and consult with the pediatrician will give you the information you need to intervene effectively.
Avatar f tn Great input from allmymarbles, your son sounds like a normal noisy active child, there is a good book out there called SOS Help For Parents by Lyn could be that you are feeding into the night time issues,put him to bed then dont go in all the time, let him yell it wont hurt once he knows you are not feeding into it he'll give up.
Avatar f tn It really depends on the individual doctor. One thing that you might look into is what his school offers. Talk with his counselor. See about getting a 504 or an IEP based on what your psyc says. Then see what kind of counseling they have. A big thing for kids of his age is getting along with the doctor - and the college setting (could be a group thing) might be a better fit. I have well over 300 individual links to specific or general topics.
Avatar f tn I suddenly feel anxious if I have to take something out of my bag or if someone calls me and I turn my head, or if I have to rush somewhere, it gets me so anxious... and gives me a slight dizzy feeling Or If I'm alone with my friend and there's an awkward silence, or if she is following me in the mall, I hate that feeling so bad.
Avatar n tn has anybody tried omega 3 fish oil supplements for adhd treatment? I just read about it online and was wondering if anyones tried daughter currently takes dexadrine but it just has too many side effects..she's 5 and can now fit back into her size 3 pants and they are too big. She used to wear a size 5. she's losing weight so we've requested numerous blood tests to be done..just looking for something else to try in the meantime..
9003081 tn?1401130098 I have terrible ADHD. Took Concerta for 10 years. For the last two years I have been without it. I am to begin studying for my RN in the fall. I am 20, with no insurance and without the Concerta I just know I will not make it through my classes. What are some alternatives???
Avatar f tn we have tried for so many months to get him the help he needs. he is incredibly bright and loving. we do not want to change his personality, we only want him to stop hurting his fingers and not "blurt" all morning in class. please help.
Avatar f tn He suggested I get her tested for Auditory Processing Disorder. He said it can mimic ADD or ADHD and that many parents mistakenly think their child has ADHD when they really have Auditory Processing Disorder. He asked me some questions about her and said based on my answers that he suspected that she had it. I asked if we could get her tested and he agreed. Ironically, my son's test came back within normal and my daughter's didn't!