Having major issues with my son at school. He does exceptionally well grade wise, with mostly A's and a few B's. But the teacher just recently brought it to our attention that my son is unfocused, daydreams and seems easily distracted.
My question why is she just noticing this now? And don't most kids with ADD struggle in school grade wise? Also, what is the treatment for ADD if we are against medicating?
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. If you have experience with a child with ADD please let me know what I should be doing or asking. Thank you
Answer by lovelylady1982 at 8:25 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
They eliminated ADD as a diagnosis. It's now ADHD and DD was diagnosed almost 10 years ago. We used parenting techniques until she was 9, then added to meds. Barkley's Taking Charge of ADHD I found to be full of great suggestions on parenting techniques to use. (DD still had issues - even with meds. They just made them easier to deal with.)
Answer by JSD24 at 10:10 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Also, DD never got bad grades. When she started meds, we found out she was gifted. She hates being bored. (Some kids with ADHD can multitask. DD does it all the time in class.) She doesn't have good eye-contact. Sometimes, she looks distracted but is paying close attention.
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