Adhd kids

Common Questions and Answers about Adhd kids


Avatar n tn I have a 6yr old boy and a 9yr old girl and they fight all the time my son is adhd odd and may have some sycological issues he's on meds but he's getting really bad he's became violent with me and I just found out I'm pregnant it makes me alil uneasy because his favorite thing to do is kick me in my belly what do I do
1100992 tn?1262357216 Oh, and he's 10, diagnosed with adhd/asperger's.
Avatar f tn It certainly is an inherited disorder for many - but not all kids. But, i have had kids in the classroom who have ADHD and their brother or sister did not. So it certainly is not guaranteed. By the way, I have seen the changes in how ADHD is treated over the years. Having spent almost 40 years in the classroom. It is being treated much better now then it was. And your little one (if they do have ADHD) will have an advantage in having parents that know what is going on.
Avatar f tn He is getting ready to go to high school next year. Upsetting part is that he was diagnosed in MI with ADHD and then when we moved to AL he was tested throug the school and result was autism. I took him to a dr and tested, result ADHD. School insists he shows more signs of autism and pretty much made it sound like he would get better help if it was autism and not adhd or if it is a combination it would benefit him.
Avatar f tn While lying is not ADHD, It is common for kids with ADHD to lie. "All children lie occasionally. But because of impulsivity and low self-esteem — and their tendency to make mistakes that they think need covering up — kids with ADHD are especially prone to stretching the truth. That worries parents." And the rest of the link gives good advice on working with a child who has ADHD and is lying. And actually, its not bad advice if the child does not have ADHD.
Avatar f tn Definitely, kids with ADHD have 4 times more wetting accidents then other kids. See this link - http://www.reuters.
Avatar n tn I am a mother of three so I know how kids can behave. My 2 1/2 year old nephew is not being very nice. He hits my 2 1/2 year old. My husband and I do not allow hitting, so my son comes and tells us. My nephews parents do not disciple him not even make him say sorry. The final straw was when my baby who is 16 months had a blanket that he wanted. He ended up taking it from her and she fell and hit her head on the wall. It left a nice bump.
Avatar f tn Sent you a reply via a message. In your message to me, you didn't mention that he had been hitting kids the last few weeks. Does this time frame coincide at all with his new meds. Also kind of an interesting time frame. I think that you are near the end of your school year? So he has gone all year with out hitting kids and just recently is? I would think the school would be trying to figure out why this is going on. A child does not just become a bully out of the middle of no where.
5066424 tn?1363135569 Yes, frustration is a part of ADHD. The kids just can't understand why they can't do what other people are doing (primarily in school). The most important thing that you can do is to learn all you can about ADHD! There are some very good sites with excellent practical things you can do. This site has lots of helpful ideas - And another good overall site is http://www.help4adhd.
1220347 tn?1345428521 Realize that there is "stupid" and there is "doing stupid things". ADHD kids dont have the ability to think before they act- hence they do a lot of really stupid things. Most of them are actually pretty smart. As a teacher I would look at tests and see where the kid would get the first questions right and then zone out, lose interest, and miss really easy questions later on. Of course, the child would fail the test (even when he might have known the material).
Avatar f tn I have a hard time to make them do their home work they loose consatration really fast and there teachers tell me the same thing my boyfriend always tell me that they have adhd and i never lisen to him untill the teachers told me that she thinks they have adhd plz tell me doc with wat i have said do u think my kids have adhd i mean now im startin to think that they do and im worried that my four and one yr old r goin to.
Avatar f tn There is no correct number when it comes to how many kids out of whatever number have ADHD. There is no known cause for ADHD. It is believed that it is genetic. I know mine is. My mother has it. ADHD is also more prevalent in the US than in other parts of the world. It sounds to me that you are saying that it's not possible for this many kids to have ADHD. And you also think that it should be treated with behavior modification instead of medication. In so cases that may be true.
Avatar n tn In, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. She says on p62, that 60% of children with Tourette's have ADHD. But only 7% of kids with ADHD have Tourette's. Hope that helps. The book mentioned above is worth getting by the way.
Avatar m tn Well, you've posted on an adhd forum. First let me say that 3 is way to young to begin discussing add/adhd. The earliest age that this diagnosis should be made is 6 and I feel that is still too young based on the wide variability amongst children of that age. You describe in many ways what is normal for 3. They are quite often extremely active, hard to settle, loud and constantly testing boundaries. Guess what? Four isn't much better.
Avatar n tn Texas does not have that much support for ADHD kids, but I question myself, is it his ADHD or is he just being defiant? A little history, he has a 5 1/2 month old sister, his dad is not around and the kids at the daycare he just got kicked out of do not like him because of the way he expreses himself. What do I do?
Avatar n tn by Susan Ashley, (you might want to buy it - its got a ton of helpful stuff) structure is super important with ADHD kids. It makes it kinda tough when you also have it. But she gives a lot of helpful ideas and lists that you can use right away. While the book might help you some (really gives a good idea of what ADHD is and does to you), it will really help you work with your kids. And in the long run it will help everybody in the family!
Avatar f tn The most efficient would be to find a psychotherapist who specializes in treating kids with ADHD. Many parents of kids with ADHD are coping with similar behaviors, so you are not alone. Find a person who can provide you with training in behavior modification, improving your communication with him and spend some time teaching him ways of coping. If you can not arrange for therapy, here are some books that will give you other ideas: Dr.
4194487 tn?1370046144 He says all of the bright flashing toys and sounds and the TV and stuff make kids ADHD. He also says that a hyper kid is a smart kid. I personally agree that we make our children ADHD to some extent.
1063524 tn?1258732204 You are right about me not expecting them to act like adults and I know that's what a lot of my problem is. I just can't relate to their behavior sometimes since I never really got a childhood and of course, no their dad is no where to be found. I am in counseling but just started. Got a lot of other things going on...
Avatar f tn It is usual protocol to wait until the earliest age of 6 before diagnosing for adhd because all kids before that age show so much variability in behavior. Many kids prior to 6 will be impulsive, hard to settle down, on the move, have no filter, talk in loud voices and move from thing to thing quickly without finishing something. I believe you could google adhd and find a listing of symptoms. It involves the nervous system and people will sometimes call these kids hyper.
Avatar n tn Well, kids with ADHD have 4 times more wetting accidents then kids without ADHD - so there might be some connection. But, this is something that would typically be going on since they were much younger. If this just recently started, then something else is going on. Usually, at this age, I blame the situations with school bathrooms and teachers bathroom policies. However, I would think he now is not in school? Where and when is this happening?
Avatar m tn I am all in favor of understanding a child better. And research has now been done on kids with add/adhd to give more answers in how to help the child. A number of 75% is a not accurate. 75% of children in the school system are not on medication. What happened to those kids 20 years ago? Well, many of them were supremely unhappy individuals who never felt like they fit into their own skin. Many turned to other things to cope such as drugs or alcohol.
Avatar f tn IF this is an experienced preschool, they see lots of kids. There is something about your kids that makes them suspect that they might have ADHD. It is important to know if this is true or not. The way you help ADHD kids is different then the way you help other kids. You need to find out what is going on. And yes, you do need some direction the kids will not get better on there own. Get the book, "SOS Help for Parents," by Lynn Clark .