Treating or working with ADHD without medication?
Let me be clear first, that I'm not against medications. My daughter has abdominal migraines and her doctor said that any medication she could give her for ADHD could be hard on her stomach and she's not about to do that to her. (Yes, you read that right, a doctor refusing to medicate a child!) My daughter is 8, not hyper, but has a very hard time focusing for long periods of time (long, as in more than 10-15 minutes). Does anyone in here have a child who has ADHD and who does not use medication? If so, what things can you recommend for helping my daughter focus.
The 10-15 minutes are when she is doing things that she really loves like riding her bike or working on her art. Even that can be stretching it. Time spent reading, doing school work, playing on the computer, etc she just cannot focus. She enjoys math, but her mind wanders. She wanders, she is not hyper, but things distract her to no end and you can turn around and she's gone. Multi-step directions (anything more than 2, sometimes 3) are very difficult for her to follow