I Have a Son With Adhd

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    Sometimes I feel like I hate my adhd 8yo son.

    Please help me. I need to hear other parents' experiences with their own adhd child, preferably male children. He drives me to a point of madness where I feel like I want to hurt him. I love my child but I can't escape these feelings if extreme hatred. Please help me understand...
    helpme44224 helpme44224
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 21, 2014

    Nephew Was Almost

    My sister in law said that her son was about to be diagnosed with ADHD about a year ago, he was almost 6. At the same time by chance, her husband went to a new naturepath and got diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance. They tested all the kids and their son was way high on the scale...
    yngteen4fun yngteen4fun
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 20, 2011

    Two Sons With Adhd

    I have two sons with ADHD (10 and 7).  Both are taking focalin 15 mg and have responded well.  The oldest started two years ago and the youngest one year ago.  We put the youngest on the drugs only as a last result as he was falling well behind his...
    houstonman1 houstonman1
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2010

    He'S Not Diagnosed And No One Believes Me

    My son is 5 and has been displaying the signs of adhd for a labour a year now. I asked his school teacher if she thought he had been showing signs and she agrees, although is not allowed to say. I asked her basically to get an outside opinion of what I already knew. My sons dad...
    smirksy smirksy
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2013

    I Never Believed It Was Real Until My Son

    My son is 6 years old and just got diagnosed with it. I knew from the beginning that something was different about him. He is different from other children. In good ways and bad. I never wanted to belive that he might have ADHD. But he has been having trouble at school and at...
    marinewife24 marinewife24
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2008

    My Son Has Adhd, I Need Help

    nothing is getting any better for my family, Everyday is a fight. I'm afraid one day I won't want to fight anymore.  I read everyone's stories about when their kids were little it has hard, but the older they got the better things got. That is not happening for me. Also when...
    mmspracher mmspracher
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2008

    I Have 2 Son's With Adhd

    ...as did my father and I am sure his father did as well. There are a higher percentage of substance abusers among people with ADD/ADHD than the rest of the population. My father and grandfather were both alcoholics. My oldest son wasn't diagnosed until he was 11, in 1994, when...
    WittyOne WittyOne
    46-50, F
    Jul 10, 2007

    My Son With Adha

     MY son is 10years old  and he has ADHA . It is hard for him and me cause he will tell you that he cant help that he does the thing he does some thimes . but when he does things it put me in aplace where i shouldnt have to be . that drive me crazy ,  but there isnt...
    sweetass3620005 sweetass3620005
    36-40, F
    May 6, 2008

    My Son Also Has Adhd

    My son has had ADHD sence he was 4 and now he's turning 14 in July .. Trust me its hard but you just have to find his thing .    For my son it was (ART)  he still loves it to this day , when he would act out I would pull out his paper and paints , colored...
    Hisbaby Hisbaby
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 7, 2008

    I´ve Known All Along...

    Hi in here! We have a boy at 6 and since he started in school, it has become clear, that he didn´t feel like the others. He didn´t want to play the same things, didn´t have the patience or the room inside of him, to sit quietly and concentrate on school...
    tweetytw tweetytw
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Apr 7, 2010

    Like Father Like Son

    My son is now 8 and has been diagnosed with ADD, not specifically ADHD.  His dad went to a 'special school' as he has a reading and spelling disability and only now are we realising that it's a big problem for him in the workplace. So, after days of upset I have put my son...
    HackerGal HackerGal
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 26, 2008

    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...
    drmcdreamy drmcdreamy
    26-30, M
    Nov 14, 2012

    My son been diagnosed with ADHD

    and as a mom it's the hardest decision to make about whether he should take medicine or not. We tried earlier this year and my son keep getting sick, got calls from school once a week to come and get him because he was sick. On top of it all, he has bad allergies and ADHD...
    jrice356 jrice356
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2014

    So Sick of People Saying I'm Just a Bad Parent

    I have a 7 year old child who has experienced  behavior problems since starting school at 3. For years everyone said it was my fault, not enough discipline, he was just immature, he was a child of divorce, any thing they could come up with. Meanwhile I had a kid who at 4...
    mamabear74 mamabear74
    3 Responses May 13, 2009

    Not Vyvanse

    16 months ago when my oldest first started up, they put him on focalin 5 mg.  We tried that for a month, seeing Little improvement.  The doctor next recommended Vvyance 20mg.  We were suppose to have him on it a month, but I stopped him after one week.  Very...
    houstonman1 houstonman1
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2010

    My Very Active Son

    My son is 10 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD 2 years ago.  When he is off his medicine he is intolerable, but I hate giving him the medicine.  I wish there was another way that would work for him.  ADHD is not his only medical problem and he hates taking his...
    tkmmama tkmmama
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2008

    New to Me

    My son who is 5 was diagnosed this past January with ADHD. Hid peditrician said to try no sugar. We did that for some time. This child could not focus and was always getting in trouble at school. I was afraid of his saftey because he was always into something. After a while with...
    Abriee Abriee
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jun 16, 2009

    Unless You're Really Busy Dont Call It ADHD

    What I mean is - I wouldn't go putting a label on a child especially when it is a very broad diagnosis. I recently came to the conclusion that I had been living with some type of ADD.  I'm 32 I did have a tough time through school but I managed and built a decent career...
    mrDread mrDread
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jul 10, 2007

    I'll never give up on you.

    ..I will find a way to make it better for you...I will fight for your happiness and to make everything ok for you...to protect you until I draw my last breath and I think even after that too....you and me, kid...like I promise you every night with the kiss on your cheek in your...
    SensualPassionbbw SensualPassionbbw
    31-35, F
    Jun 4, 2015

    My Little Frankie

    I have two adorable little boys; Robby age 15 and Frank age 10. Both boys are very smart. But Frank learns a bit differently. He tends to think deeper than his brother does. We have to do a few things differently to keep his attention but once he gets the idea of something, his...
    margaritaclewett margaritaclewett
    46-50, F
    Feb 28, 2013

    raising a child with Hyperactivity ADHD son is

    4 years old and I love him so much but dealing with him has gotten more and more difficult stressful isn't the word it's causing a serious problem in our house and marriage. my wife is in denial of the problem she's very reluctant about doctors and keeps saying he'll grow out...
    Chris22sss Chris22sss
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 4
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