I have a 1st grader who is not doing well in school at all and I'm wondering if there might be something else going on. ADD runs in my husbands family and my son's teacher says she has no doubt that he's learning and he really knows his stuff, but she can't get him to focus on papers or sit still and pay attention to anything. He isn't able to sit & do his work without fooling around or trying to talk to his peers. When I work with him at home its one-on-one and he is amazing and does everything right, but the secomd I give him a paper to do and I walk away and hope he does it, instead he seems like he goes off in another world and doesn't do his work. Does this sound like ADD to you? How were you able to tell your child has ADD? My MIL is positive he has it since almost all her kids did, but I'm just not ready to label him just yet. Any suggestions? Thanks ladies!Answer Question
Answer by raybell at 12:44 PM on Nov. 24, 2008
Answer by tropicalmama at 12:50 PM on Nov. 24, 2008
I waited 13 years to get my daughter tested because i was afraid of labels. My daughter is very smart. she does very well in the subjects that interest her. she does her home work and forgets to hand it in or take it to school. things like that.I feel I did her more harm then good worrying about labels. when you know that there is a problem and you choose to ignore it it will get worst. when you address it you can help your child. you make the choice on weather to use meds or not. so don't let that issue stop you. there are ways to help him without meds. he is young. i would do something now before it gets worst. good luck.
Answer by indesperateneed at 8:57 PM on Mar. 9, 2009