i am starting my 9 yo old son on medication for his ADD. he is in the 4th grade and was diagnosed in the 2nd grade.he has the inattentive type so he is not hyperactive.he has always had difficulty focusing but he has been able to get through school with a solid B average because he works really hard but now it's getting more difficult.his school work requires much more focus now that math and writing assignments are getting more complicated and now his grades are starting to slip.focus is his only problem because if i sit with him(not do the work for him)he is able to produce quality work because i force him to stay on task(i can lose him in the middle of a math problem).i know his teachers can't be expected to do this so his class work is what's suffering.does anyone have any advice,comments,or experiences you could share?i will meet with his pediatrician next week but wanted to get some parent insight first...
Asked by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on May. 5, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by rkoloms at 8:01 AM on May. 6, 2009
Answer by tropicalmama at 8:38 PM on May. 5, 2009
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Answer by ilovemyson2002 at 10:16 PM on May. 5, 2009
I have ADD. My suggestion is Caffeine. Seriously, give the kid some coffee and see what happens. Several years ago I had some cold symptoms and wanted something warm to help my throat feel better so I made coffee. I kid you not, I got my entire house clean without getting distracted. I was finally able to focus. After that I did some checking and found out that for some with ADD who would do well on a low dose of something, caffeine can be helpful. If I remember right 100mg of caffeine is roughly the equivallent of 10 mg of ritalin.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 PM on May. 5, 2009
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