My son is 4 he has ADHD. He will be starting school this year....they might put him on med's for school, but im not to sure about it.
i wanna know did meds help? did they efect in a bad way or good? side effects?
Answer by MommyBoha at 5:30 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by karamille at 5:19 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by karamille at 5:38 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:57 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
I have worked with many kids who are living with ADHD. The only thing I can say is that it is a choice that a parent has to make. Your child's doctor and you discuss options and you make an informed decision. For some children diet, exercise, a full physical (thyroid and other disorders can mimic ADHD symptoms in children so I prefer a rule out), a good routine - that can make the world of difference. Along with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and family therapies. I'm comfortable with ADHD as a diagnosis because I am a therapist. Still, if it were my child I would do a rule out for physical issues and then a rule out for anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other childhood issues that have the same symptoms as ADHD. Then I would try to make the diet changes, exercise, and I would have a play therapist work with us. If family life and school life were difficult due to the disorder then I would not hesitate
Answer by frogdawg at 6:54 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
to try medication. Every child is different. Some children really are a danger to themselves and others. You see so many children with ADHD in the ER not on medication. If you child is off the charts, family life is more like how do we manage him, and daycare or sitters are telling you that he is having a hard time in that setting - I personally would consider medication. A child's self esteem goes down when they hear being corrected every 20 seconds. By age 5 their self esteem is really set. When a parent waits to see what happens it can already be too late for their self concept. Think about it this way, if you were getting yelled at every two seconds or corrected, wouldn't you feel bad about yourself? And why bother trying? You know you can't please anyone. This is why ADHD and anxiety/depression go hand in hand. As a parent you have to decide the hard stuff. This IS the hard stuff.
Answer by frogdawg at 6:59 PM on Aug. 17, 2010