Attention deficit disorder parenting

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118225 tn?1278658540 Sometimes learning difficulties can be attributed to what "seems" like an attention deficit disorder, when the root of the problem is actually that the child is having difficulty processing oral and written commands and accessing written print (as well as printing it). It is good that you are getting it checked out. The other thing is too, his medication might have some side effects that you want to discuss with your doctor.
Avatar n tn Your granddaughter has had a difficult beginning to her life, and she will require a significant degree of help. She appears to display an attachment disorder - i.e., a deficit in the ability to form trusting relationships with others, particularly with those in a parenting role. It'll be important for her to receive professional services, and for you to avail yourself of such help as well. You are facing a daunting task, and you are correct in seeing the need for some support.
Avatar f tn She comes from a stable home with parents that love her, we give our children equal attention and do all the family things such as eat meals together at the table and take trips to the museum/exhibitions etc. Neither of our kids lack attention or discipline, Myself being the main disciplanary figure as I'm at home. Point being, we try really hard to be the best parents we can be, but nothing seems enough for her and we just don't get it. This child is so much work!
Avatar f tn // And, this is a link to many good helpful hints from additudemag. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Adderall, the medication you mentioned, is a stimulant compound which is used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. While your daughter may display ADHD, that condition is typified by the kinds of behaviors you mentioned. But there are other medications that might benefit her, including certain antidepressants and mood stabilizing drugs.
Avatar f tn // Hope this helps. Please ask if you need more info. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn Your daughter is three years of age? ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder. ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder. Even though they are both attention disorders, they are quite different. Your daughter is three years old; she is going to be hyper, she is going to have more energy than your whole family combined, just as well as every other three year old out there. I have a three year old of my own which inhibits every behavior you mentioned.
Avatar m tn As many as 50%–80% of children with Tourette's disorder have some symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), including a short attention span, restlessness, poor concentration, and diminished impulse control. On average, ADHD will manifest two and a half years before the tics appear. A dual diagnosis of ADHD and tic disorder is associated with more severe tics and greater social impairment than for tic disorder by itself.
Avatar f tn org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.htm And while I have a lot of very specific resources - you might want to check out his link ... Hope this helps, keep in touch!
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Avatar f tn I do not think that it is Attention Deficit Disorder, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or a psychological disorder. I think that is simply either A.) a need for attention, or B.) peer pressure. Many parents I meet do not pay much attention to their children or, they feel like they do not need to be friends with their children, but they are wrong.
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Avatar f tn org/articles/add-adhd/when-your-child-has-attention-deficit-disorder-adhd.htm And this has some specific ideas - And all of these links have many other resources listed with them. I hope these help. And really this is just the starting point.
Avatar f tn // And this is another wonderful site. I just put bathroom into the search bar and came up with these. I think that you will find some of them very useful. You can search for almost any problem on this site and find answers. Hope this helps. Please post if you have any more questions.
Avatar m tn The stealing is only a symptom of the real issue. She is hurting deep down and her hurt has started long before she has stolen anything. This could be as a result of some sort of abuse (even things you have no idea about), because of an unstable home environment where there is a lot of anger or lack of rules or even too many rules or something that has happened outside of the home.
Avatar n tn kirsty it sounds to me as if you child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder it sounds just like my two children so if its any help your not alone, try getting a book called driven to distraction by robert hallewell on adhd
Avatar f tn the antipsychotic Risperdal, the antidepressant Prozac, two sleeping medicines and one for attention-deficit disorder. All by the time he was 3. He was sedated, drooling and overweight from the side effects of the antipsychotic medicine. Although his mother, Brandy Warren, had been at her “wit’s end” when she resorted to the drug treatment, she began to worry about Kyle’s altered personality. “All I had was a medicated little boy,” Ms. Warren said. “I didn’t have my son.
Avatar f tn // I am also the CL on the ADHD forum here- I have lots that I can share with you if that is what the problem is. For example, here are some ideas on discipline.
Avatar f tn // There are effective ways to discipline, this link will give you some ideas - I hope this helps or at least opens your eyes to the possibility that this is more then just an Xbox infatuation. Please ask if you need more info.
Avatar n tn Ted Hoffman, after discussing background and my personal diagnosis as a parent from the reading that I have done (Bipolar Disorder Type Two, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabled, Anxiety, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder). Dr. Hoffman said that it was unfortunate that Brandon responded poorly to Abilify because the dopamine is what he needs for his condition, but since this caused a Dystonic Reaction he will have to work around this with different medications. Dr.
Avatar n tn Department of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1264, USA. ***@**** Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the diagnosis used to describe children who are inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive. ADHD is a widespread condition that is of public health concern. In most children with ADHD the cause is unknown, but is thought to be biological and multifactorial.
Avatar m tn If someone finds it difficult to pay attention or feels somewhat hyperactive, “Attention-deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder” has those symptoms right there in its name. It’s an easy, catch-all phrase, which saves time for doctors to boot. But can we really lump all these people together? What if there are other things causing people to feel distracted? I don’t deny that we, as a population, are more distracted today than we ever were before.
Avatar m tn NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Oct 24 - Children who wet themselves are more than four times as likely as other kids to also have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)". I mention that because it would also explain some of his other problems and why your punishments don't seem to be working. Its makes specialmoms question about how he is doing in school very important! So that is something you definitely want to discuss with his teacher.
Avatar n tn Please look into these: ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) SID (Sensory integration disorder) SPD (semantic pragmatic disorder) AS (Asperger's syndrome) NLD (non verbal learning disorder) CAPD (central auditory processing disorder) If one of these is involved, then normal discipline methods will probably not be effective. Some involve receptive language problems, even thought the child can speak relatively well.
Avatar f tn my son is having trouble with multiple directions and time limits to which i adapt my parenting giving him one task at a time and prompting him i read some info on inattentive attention deficit and feel if he has a problem it is more likely to be this than autism. he is very affectionate. as a baby he was a bad sleeper and bad eater he says he is vegetarian now. i often find him naked beside the bath instead of in the bath like he become side tracked.
Avatar f tn // Well, these should keep you busy for awhile. Do let me know how he was tested for ADHD.
Avatar m tn First of all, I highly recommend reading a book called: "Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates And What You Can Do About It" by Dr. Gabor Mate, M.D. It was a real eye-opener to me - I did NOT want to put my son on medication if at all possible - it was going to be the very last resort. My son had behavior problems - but through persistence and a lot of hard work, by 4th grade he was fine.
Avatar m tn org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.htm If you have questions or need more info please post here or on the ADHD site where I am also the CL - http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn // If some of these do sound familiar then you might want to order, "The ADD/ ADhD Answer book." , by Susan Ashley. Hope this helps.