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Posted by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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So, I went to my youngest son's parent teacher conference last week.  It was brought up that he may be ADD.  We are going to start the testing to see if he is.  I have started my research on it.  Anyone knows anything, please let me know.  I do know that if he is ADD, I want to use medicine as a last resort.

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by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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by Queen25Princes on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I don't know any more than you do about it. Bump.

by Jenna on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:45 AM
Bump. I don't know much about it either.
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by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM

My son is ADHD and his hyper part of it is severe. He has diagnosed at 5, but showed signs long before that. He also has tourette syndrome and OCD.

Good luck!!

by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:21 AM
Dd is ADHD, SPD, and has a mood disorder and I knew by 3.5. She is 5.5 and has been on meds for a year. Without them is horrible but with them she functions well at school and is actually in the gifted program.
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by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:22 AM
My daughters guidence councler suggested we get her tested for add. Shes in 6th grade and just turned 11 in aug. So im making her an appt to see her dr. I always want to be up on how my kids are doing. So for me i guess ill be researching online also about add.
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by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM
I'm in the same situation with my 7 yo daughter. We talked to her pediatrician and now we wait for an appointment with a psychologist for a diagnosis to see whether its ADHD or not and get advice on how to handle it.
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by Ruby Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Ds1 is ADD. He was forgetful, unorganized, got distracted so easily, and was very impulsive. He was diagnosed in 2nd gr, but we did not start meds until the summer before 6th. It was the best decision for us. He was lucky in that he had teachers in elem. who would let him stand at his desk or sit on the floor or rocking chair to do some classwork, so he did all right there. Homework time was a nightmare. I tried having do it right away- it didn't work b/c he needed a break from trying to stay focused at school. Waiting didn't work b/c getting him to re-focus was difficult. Giving him a 60 sec wiggle-break during helped a little, but we still had the re-focusing issue. 

I'll admit, I did not try any of the dietary things that can be tried. 

by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM

oh yeah, last year my youngest was in third grade he already has leaning problems dyslexia and other stuff not real bad, but he needs the extra help... then his two teachers last year kinda ganged up on me inciting he may be adhd!! so i had to find a behavior specialist... fine got him into one almost right away and spent a day doing the testing which involved my self and main teacher.. 

tried setting up a meeting that was like pulling teeth with the teacher's that incited know less.. finally they asked me to come in set a small amount of time out so we could discuss all the results things like that.. 

i was asked by several ppl about meds.. now don't get me wrong i realize and understand that some ppl need them... however i know my son can learn how to deal with all his problems with out the drugs not to mention the drugs given for adhd are very scary that's putting it nicely.. 

i told the teachers no drugs would be given they were obviously more then disappointed with my decision and so was the behaviors specialist in some way she said to me i quote" why is it any less different then given drugs to someone with diabetes" i looked at her surprised!! she was comparing the two diabetes to adhd initiative disorder!! i said "because if you don't give the medication to the diabetic they will certainly die"... my sons initiative disorder is something not life threatening" he can learn to deal with... as we all have something we have to learn who to cope with...

so that was that.. i gave the school a copy of the suggested ways in which to help my son and left it at that.. reassuring my son he was a great kid and nothing is/was wrong with him, so that all took place in and around Dec,... about May of last year his main teacher came up to me as i was waiting on the kids after school asking me where i had taking him to be evaluated and what meds did i put him on if any?? turns out she has a child with much more sever issues then my son...  i said no meds and told her where to go.. she said that there was a night and day difference in him and his abilities!!!

i think its just due to the fact he is the youngest of six and he is the baby yes, he has issues, but he is capable of lots of things if ppl will just give him a chance and not jump to conclusions quite so quickly and allowing him to work at his own pace it also helps with out the bullying teachers and are told to back off ..

the moral of my story is stay true to your child don't let anyone tell you different that's what i have learned because i knew my son would be fine...good

by Mikki on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:25 PM

My son just turned 7, I forgot to mention that.

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by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Not bashing but I don't believe in it. It wouldn't even come on my radar. 

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