Ok so i am not the mom of a child with ADD, but here is my situation.
Right now my husband and I are staying with my husbands dad, who recently became engaged. His Fiancee is the mother of 4 one of them a 5 year old with ADD. When they are over, we have a hard time handling/dealing with him. (not be rude) He is very loud, he screams and whines a lot, just in general its hard to explain; anyways we are just wondering what we can do to understand or to help him when they are here. thanks.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Nov. 1, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Answer by tyfry7496 at 2:56 PM on Nov. 1, 2010
You might encourage outdoor play whenever the weather permits. There really is no quick fix, though in time you may learn to recognize some of his triggers and find ways to neutralize or avoid them. Try to remember that this child will have some pretty tough hurdles to clear in his life, and a lot of people are going to be irritated by him along the way which isn't going to make his life any easier. Any positive attention you can give him will be good, so you might try to get him to help you do things and let him know you appreciate it. You might also ask his mom what works best.
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