My son is 11, and has always had a problem organizing himself. He forgets a lot of things. He loses his things all the time. He is not hyper. I had him test a few years ago for ADD, and it came back sort of in a grey area, more on the no side. I have to stay on top of him to do all his homework, or he will forget this and that. If i do, he gets excellent grades. He is not disruptive in class. He is very polite, as a matter of fact. I am just not quite sure how to handle this. Am I enabling his behavior by reminding him all the time and checking up on all his homework?Answer Question
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:49 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
There are many therapists who work with people who have ADD/ADHD; they teach them not just coping skills, but how to use ADD/ADHD as an advantage in their lives. Thom Hartmann has written extensively on this topic; you should be able to find his books art your local library, there is lots of information at his website: http://www.thomhartmann.com/category/thom/adhd-education/ . You may also want to explore how foods affect behavior, either from the Feingold Organization (www.feingold.org) or another source. We eat a "clean" diet; no processed foods, no chemical additives, no meat, very little dairy My daughter's attention issues were helped dramatically by fish oil supplements (though we have since switched her to hemp oil). It is important to use a good brand, like Nordic Naturals; it takes about 8 weeks to become effective.
Answer by rkoloms at 5:22 PM on Mar. 25, 2010