I need advice.
My 10 yr old son is severly ADHD we have tried almost every medication there is and it seems like as soon as he gets used to the current medication he is then immune to it and it seems to stop working, when we up his dosage he has problems sleeping. I amat my wits end with this issue. the compulsiveness, the disregard for consequences, the not ever ssitting still. I have 3 other children and it seems all of my attention is going to my 10 yr old and I don't have enough energy left for the other 3. my husband works all the time so he can't be much help right now. so i need advise. Is there foods I can eliminate from his diet or anything I can do to help him maintain composer?
The medication is not enough alone HELPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Answer by 3rdtymsthecharm at 6:51 PM on Aug. 2, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 8:28 PM on Aug. 2, 2008
"Aug. 2, 2008 by: Anonymous DISCIPLINE HIM... MAKE SURE HE STOPS BEING A BRAT AND PUT HIM IN HIS PLACE!" The person who wrote this is an idiot. A cowardly, anonymous, idiot.
tropicalmama had very good advice. It is important for your son to understand that ADD is not a licenseto follow his impulses. You could set up a behavior plan with him where you chose specific behaviors you want to stop and you work with him to track his progress. He can choose a reward to work for. It is very important that he gets positive reinforcement for his efforts. His ADD is probably just as frustrating to him as it is for you.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 9:26 PM on Aug. 2, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 PM on Aug. 2, 2008
Answer by kat_s269 at 12:24 PM on Aug. 3, 2008
Answer by mdk at 12:06 PM on Aug. 4, 2008
Answer by mdk at 12:13 PM on Aug. 4, 2008
My son just turned 9 and he has severe Adhd. He can't read and he struggles with social skills. Changing his diet did not help at all. What has heleped is Concerta. My son was on several meds that would wear off just like you described. Also believe it or not chewing gum seems to keep him focused. This is something the school started him on. My son goes to a private school which has helped alot. The state pays a big percentage. I don't know if in your state they have this program but it is great. You should check into it. if you need any more advis I will be happy to try and help!
Answer by BizaMommy at 11:52 AM on Aug. 5, 2008