I have tried medication and it did nothing for him except make him a totally different kid. His stomach always hurt and he was very emotional (more than usual). He wouldn't play with his friends and he would just sit in his room and do nothing. He was a totally different kid. He is a fast learner and gets good grades. He talks when he not suppose to, gets upset very easily, and cannot sit still. Everyday I've got a note sent home about his behavior. I have had several phone calls from his teacher and one from the principal. I have discussed that he has ADHD and his teacher informed me that she has 26 other students and she cannot give him special attention! I just wanted her to be aware and not think he was a bad kid. I hate that he has to get punished for something that he might not have any control over. Does anyone know of any books or sites I can go to for some helpful tips?
Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 AM on Oct. 4, 2008
Answer by SusanReeves at 11:00 AM on Oct. 4, 2008Credits: 19 Level 3
First of all, I am not always pro-medication but it sounds like his dose might have been too high. Sometimes it takes a while working with the doc on doses any types of meds before you find what will work for him.
If you choose not to meds he can still be successful. Another tactic is work on his diet. ADHD kids on controlled diets often improve more than those on meds.
Most importantly, he must understand that even with ADHD he is still accountable for his actions. Set up a behavior with him and his teacher. Target specific behaviors that need to change and set goals with him. Let him choose rewards and consequences.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 11:36 AM on Oct. 4, 2008Credits: 13 Level 2
Answer by MYBABES0804 at 1:20 PM on Oct. 4, 2008Credits: 3 Level 1
I am only suggesting this because on of my friend has a child with ADHD, and she tried medication, which didn't work good-and then stopped trying medication all together. Have you really tried to work with the doctor over different kinds of meds, at different doses or combinations? And don't go to a pediatrician-go to a child psch doc. They are professionals, and know what to do. My sister went that route, and her son is doing very well, compared to my friends son, who is very unhappy. No matter what tho-keep on it. Your son is not happy, by the sounds of it. Don't rob him of a successful childhood. It can be done. I know your son is a great kid, he just needs special attention. And lots of it.
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