My son is almost 5 and they are thinking of putting him medicine for ADHD. He is always moving and can be passive-aggressive at times. It spiraled out of control before Christmas, but lately he has been much better. His stepdad has made more of an attempt to spend time with him and I am more patient. I have started him on an elimination diet and I am wondering if any moms out there know about effects of soy milk vs. whole milk. Right now all he can have is rice milk. Also wondering where to go next...can someone please help and share their stories and advice. Moms know their kids better than the docs!Answer Question
Answer by dhoppe at 1:40 PM on Jan. 15, 2009
My 10 yr. old DS was diagnosed with severe ADHD and ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) at age of 5. My best advice is RESEARCH, ASKING QUESTIONS, TALKING TO HIS TEACHER(S) AND PEDIATRICIAN IS THE KEY b/c in order to come up with a treatment/intervention plan, you all have to be on the same page for your son to benefit so it's crucial for you and DH to be actively involved every step of the way and work together as ADHD affects all of you b/c when your son is having an "off day", it's stressful for all of you. The teacher(s) can also have a different perspective & how they are in a school setting as compared to home b/c they can be very different.
Answer by LovingParent08 at 2:07 PM on Jan. 15, 2009
P.S. There are a ton of websites that offer valuable info. on ADHD and such things. You might start there. It will also help for you and DH to come up with a list of ?s, concerns, suggestions/advice/thoughts you've gotten from other parents with children that have ADHD and take it to his next Dr.s appointment so you remember everything you want to talk about as sometimes we forget. Hope this helps some and feel free to message me if you'd like to talk, vent (lol) and maybe I can offer some input on what has/hasn't worked for our son that may help yours. Hang in there hun, it does get easier. it just takes a little longer!
Answer by LovingParent08 at 2:17 PM on Jan. 15, 2009
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