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Moms with kids with ADHD

Who old was your son when he/she when diagnosed? What were his/her symptoms?

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NicholeAT

Asked by NicholeAT at 12:52 PM on May. 15, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • My teenage sister has ADHD, the smptoms where when she went to kindergarten - she got upset when she was slower doing school work- directions have to be repeated to her and she is given extra time on tests if she needs it. She would get frustrated and throw books down and would cry cause she would get confused about school papers/ like I said directions have to be repeated. Now that she is older she has been on the honor roll 6 times- she is a A/B student going inot her school in Sept. She is in chorus and drama and was on the school paper. She still takes a long time with homework, but she gets it done and handed in on time. She takes ritalin- with out it she is more apt to have outbursts where she says inappropriate things- not anything real bad, just lack of judgement and more hyper-talkitive. It helps her in school be more focused. She is disorganized, but somehow finds everything. My Mom is dedicated.
    pamom222

    Answer by pamom222 at 1:21 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • She is going into high school now- spelling mistake above.
    pamom222

    Answer by pamom222 at 1:22 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • All kids are different. Some kids living with ADHD are hyperactive and easily distracted. Others are impulsive, talk non stop, or zone out/space out frequently. There are six different "types" of ADHD. Finding out what type you are is also helpful. I'm impulsive/inattentive type. You can also have ADHD combination type where you have symptoms from all catagories. Most people think ADHD is straight forward. It is not simple. And there are a lot of other issue you find with ADHD not listed on the symptom check lists: anxiety, depression, low self esteem....each situation is different. Which is why it is so important to have an individual educational plan that best meets the needs of your specific child.
    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 2:50 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • My son was diagnosised in 4th grade (after 3 years of waiting). He is ADD, not hyperactive but he has the impulsiveness, attention issues and anger issues. He is very emotional. There is also anxiety. low self esteem and many other symptoms. If you are worried about it, have your child evaluated by a counselor.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 4:48 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • Mine's 9 and in 3rd grade and was just officially diagnosed a week ago. She's inattentive rather then hyperactive which is probably why she wasn't diagnosed earlier. She's been symptomatic all her life and ironically some of her symptoms make her as my pediatrician says "an ideal child".

    She's always been very quiet and content to entertain herself (because she looses herself entirely to her day dreamy little world). For example.

    Her symptoms are a bit abstract:

    If I give her a list of things for example to do, she'll do the first one but then forget the rest of it. She can't hold a 'plan' in her head that's more then a few steps. Which causes her a lot of problems following instructions.

    She also gets incredibly distracted in high stimulus environments (like the class room) and has a great deal of trouble staying on task.

    Also she has a complete inability to just sit still and quiet. She needs to figit.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on May. 15, 2009

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