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ADHD moms, I need your help!

Anonymous
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 Ok, how can I help my ADHD husband concentrate on important things I am saying? Hear the baby cry when hes zoned into the TV or video games? He tires, he really does, but he just cant.

They kept raising his prescription when he was a kid. By the time he hit high school, he hated taking his meds so he old them to other kids. No bashing, that was 10 years ago.

 

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:18 AM

bump

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:18 AM

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mrspena
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:18 AM

google non medicated adults with ADHD you can find some behavior therapy tips. or have him talk to his doctor and see what they suggest.

megan71108
by Gold Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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Take away the tv.
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lnrmom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Turn the TV off.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:21 AM

it really is up to your husband.  does he drink coffee?  sometimes it helps.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:21 AM

 he doesnt have a doctor....we dont have insurance thats for the google tip though!

Quoting mrspena:

google non medicated adults with ADHD you can find some behavior therapy tips. or have him talk to his doctor and see what they suggest.

 

lovinmykiddo07
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:22 AM
Change in diet. Cut out dyes (red especially), little to no gluten, avoid processed junk food. Also there are vitamins that can help too. Fish oil was one. My five year old has ADHD. SOME things work better than others. I can for sure tell if he had a snack at daycare with red dye & he seems particularly bad if he had a lunch that had a lot of gluten.

Oh, also coffee calms him, probably the caffiene.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:22 AM

 he tries, really really hard, i want to help him

Quoting Anonymous:

it really is up to your husband.  does he drink coffee?  sometimes it helps.

 

lovinmykiddo07
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:24 AM
This too. If we want Elijah to eat dinner, do his homework, ect there has to be ZERO distractions. Music,.tv, games all have to be turned off.

Quoting megan71108:

Take away the tv.
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