I Have a Child With Adhd

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    I Love My Daughter But She Makes Me Crazy

    I've known for years my 8 year old daughter is different from other kids. She talks so much but doesn't seem to know what is happening around her. I found out 2 weeks ago she has ADHD. My reaction was I knew but besides medication what will help her. Her doctor insisted...
    claire105 claire105
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2011

    Heck! My Son Had A Phd In Adhd & Odd!

    My story begins in 1991 when Jerome and I married. You see, my new husband came as a package deal: one husband and one 6yo child. Byron was a sweet child, but his family restructuring left him angry, willful and defiant and ultimately a diagnosis of ADHD and ODD issues. Heck...
    SuperMomsCoaching SuperMomsCoaching
    51-55, F
    Mar 28, 2012

    My Son's Adhd Story

    My eleven year old son was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of six.  He has been taking medication since that time to control his symptoms.  He is currently taking Focalin and it is working great.  He has no side effects at all.  He has been on it for about 2 1...
    carouselgirl carouselgirl
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2008

    Help...Am I Going Mad

    I would like to know if there are any other parents of children with ADHD...How are you coping..do you ever feel like strangling the liitle darlings........How do you cope with other peoples ignorence? I ned to know that I am doing the best as a parent as i possibly can. cheers...
    idispair idispair
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Aug 16, 2008

    Loosing My Mind.

    My 9 yr old daughter has just diagnosed with ADD, OCD,ODD and has seizures. Adding to this to this is my 13yr old son who has ADHD. Most of the time i feel like im loosing my mind. I used to have great patients but having 2/6 of my kids with this has sucked the life out of me...
    Heati2424 Heati2424
    36-40, F
    Oct 17, 2012

    I have 2 daughters with ADHD.

    They are both absolutely amazing the way they cope with it and succeed !
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u
    51-55, M
    Dec 1, 2014

    ADD- Non Reactive

    Well today I received a phone call from my daughters social worker in regards to her IEP. She called me to tell me my daughter has ADD-non reactive and wanted me to put her on meds for her attention span. My little girl is only five. I refuse to put her on meds. My daughter does...
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2008

    Living With a Child With Adhd

    My second child was dianosed with ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) at the age of 6. He has learning development issues, problems with reading, self control issues(meaning he does alot of things before he thinks it through) and he has a very hard time sitting still...
    TracyLyn TracyLyn
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2008

    I don't have a child with ADHD to clarify,

    but I was a child with ADHD and then a teenager and now an adult with ADHD. It's tough. For years I was told I was stupid and fully believed it until I began homeschooling and completed the last 3 years of high school in 2 years and also took several APs and electives. Ups and...
    mtpena mtpena
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 16, 2014

    Even though ADHD is trying, I love my son

    My soon-to-be 3-year-old son has shown signs of ADHD since infancy. It's impossible for him to sit still, except for short times in front of the television. He can't concentrate on an activity for more than a few minutes. He also intentionally hurts others by hitting, biting, etc...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 17, 2011

    Your Input Please.

    My son is six. We just moved into Philadelphia, a big change from the suburbs he has been in school a month and a half now. His teach wrote a note home saying that she wanted to talk about his lack of attention span. Immediately I knew that she would tell me I had to take him to...
    aprilriver aprilriver
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Oct 26, 2012

    lord jesus be with me,

    my story sounds so familiar to many that i've read on this forum, I have a 7 year old that was resently diagnose as adhd. right now my world have been turn upside down. to many what ifs. I notice since he was about 3 years old. he has been excessively hyper but I thought that he...
    ldydreamer83 ldydreamer83
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2014

    My Little Liana

    well my little angle died not of ADHD but of cancer but she has ADHD i remember she was loud and very distracted and sometimes violent her teachers never understood her and well , they are sorry now
    lianawolf lianawolf
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2013

    Thank You Glad2chat

    Thanks to the detailed story of Glad2Chat I just discovered that my daughter (29y) has ADHD. She always had remarks at school like "would do better if she paid more attention", so I would be watching her progress all the time. She's finished high school and went for French...
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Aug 28, 2011

    Hi I actually have a question to the other

    parents here. What does your child take for their ADHD? also has your child experienced symptoms of other things from their medicine? Like aniexty depression mood disorders ?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    Love Your Child

    There are a lot of different causes to develop ADHD. But in all of them there is something wrong with the reward system. even if he/she embaresses you love them all the time as much as you can. Dont let teachers punish him. Your child knows the difference between right and...
    drmcdreamy drmcdreamy
    26-30, M
    Nov 14, 2012

    Is It Really Adhd

    My niece has been diagnosed with ADHD she is almost 8years old, to me she doesn't appear to be that hyper and i guess what i would normally consider to be someone with ADHD. but i am not an expert but how likely is it she has been misdiagnosed with it? to me it seems she just...
    CrackedNut CrackedNut
    18-21, F
    Dec 2, 2010

    hi just wondering if anyone has kids

    that are the age of 5 with ADHD on meds .my son is 4 and going to start school next year .if he can't keep still he will have to go on them .thanks
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 30, 2015

    My Son Is Adhd

    I noticed something was up when my son was an infant..he would be still for feeding and was very hyper...his pediatrician ignored it...until kindergarten..his teacher who also had taught my oldest son(6 years older)called me....we had him tested and found out he is also bi-polar...
    narnia21 narnia21
    46-50, F
    Jan 17, 2011
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2015


    My oldest son is 14 and has always had a problem with anger and not being able to just sit still for than 2 mins at a time. It was not till 3rd grade that we had him looked at and found out he adhd, so that is when we started the "MED GAME" this one helps that but does not help...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 26, 2012

    Is It Worth Playing 'the Med Game?'

    I ask this to EP as objectively as possible. I read a few of this stories in the ADHD discussions, and ... well medically I am confused. While I am not a doctor, I have read and studied intensively, and from what I do know about ADHD medication is that right on the label.. it is...
    FewWords FewWords
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 26, 2012

    Need Advise!

    My son is 4 years old. He has difficulty listening. I tell him over and over and try different ways of saying it to make it fun, but it's a constant job. He needs constant attention it seems and I have a two year old that is very calm, able to self entertain ect. They ate polar...
    britt005 britt005
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2013

    my 7 year old son has ADHD.

    his first 2 years in school were awful and he hadn't been diagnosed. he started getting completely out of hand. to the point where he was punching and hitting me and his grandparents. fighting at school. children didn't like him. he couldn't make friends. he couldn't slow down...
    Trinity2356 Trinity2356
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    Trying New Options

     well i took my daughter off of adderall a while back, but even with homeschooling, i was still having trouble. i finally went to the psychiatrist and admitted that she does need to be on something, but it seems like so many symptoms over lap, i just didnt know where to...
    antiyou antiyou
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Dec 9, 2009

    welp I quess I should tell you.

    me and abby have had a awesome baby girl. Named
    dailyracingdadboy dailyracingdadboy
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 24

    My daughter is 9 and in the fourth grade.

    In the last month or so of her second grade we were at a routine doctor appointment when her doc asked how things were going at school and I explained what was happening that my daughter was very far behind and getting her to focus and she referred us to a doctor who specializes...
    warden2000 warden2000
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

    June 11th

    I need some help. My daughter was diagnose with ADHD non reactive. I have been working on a fixed schdule with her, concentration skills, positive reinforcement for these issues. I dont want to put her on meds yet although she can't stay focused on much for long. Anyone have any...
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Sep 30, 2008

    Any parents who have questions

    or would simply like my opinion on something feel free to ask. I have ADHD. Its a life long battle and its not easy to find answers.
    artgirl96 artgirl96
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2014

    Children With Mental Disabilities

    I don't have a child who is ADHD. But I want to post this story under this title to encourage those who do. Today I went about my usual day. A kid enthusiastically jumped to my side. He wanted to get a clearer view of what YouTube video I was watching. His granny immediately...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2013

    This times two. Yes, I have two children under

    the age of ten with ADHD. I love them dearly and would change a thing about them. However, some days can be mentally exhausting with them. Still, they are my life and joy.
    Behindmyhazeleyes13 Behindmyhazeleyes13
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2013

    I Think I Am Loosing My Mind

    My oldest daughter has ADHD.  She is nine and was diagnosed as early as 4 years old.  She is defiant, sometimes violent with her sisters, and when you talk to her about her behaviour, its like she doesn't care.  She does something one minute and the next, its like nothing...
    Magalie Magalie
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 28, 2012


    My 8 year old daughter was diagnosed a little over a year ago with ADHD. The doctor suggested Concerta which is taken in the morning. The effects of the medicine start to wear off in the afternoon, but I decided if would be most beneficial for her to do well in school and that I...
    dangerous1 dangerous1
    1 Response Oct 10, 2008
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