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Question?: Adhd In Children

Nancy asks…

What will happen to a boy with ADHD if his parents ignore it and always blame him for daydreaming?

in school and acting wild and not having any friends (since no one wants to be friends with an ADHD child.) or getiing summer jobs or jobs on the weekends or after school.

And the school doesn’t care and just promote the students at the end of the year no matter what their academic achievements are.

ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

What kind of emotional scars will such a child have.
What kind of an adult will this child turn out to be?

admin answers:

He would probably stop trying because no matter how hard he tries his parents will constantly tell him that he’s stupid and that his low grades are proof of it even though he tries really hard to focus on what the teacher said. That’s what happened with me.

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Question?: Adhd In Children

Ruth asks…

Helping an ADHD child be successful in school and life?

I have read many articles that state ADHD children tend to have lower self esteem due to often failing due to their ADHD. what are some tips/tools to keep them from feeling defeated or helping them to remain successful??

admin answers:

As an adult with A.D.D
i can tell you that it is true that as children we do tend to have low self esteem
what helped me was finding a hobby that i was really good at
i loved art and martial arts
those two things made me feel like i was good at something
and helped loads with my consintration
i recommend finding something he or she is good at
and encourage them and tell them how fabuolous they are at it
DONT NAGG just encourage

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Jenny asks…

What kind of engaging classroom activities for a 2nd grade ADHD student?

I need to be able to plan some engagin activities for a second grade ADHD child. Any suggestions or websites??

admin answers:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, is one of the most common mental disorders that develop in children.

Methods of treatment usually involve some combination of medications, behavior modifications, life style changes, and counseling. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that stimulant medications and/or behavior therapy are appropriate and generally safe treatments for ADHD.

See the last link below for specific activities that you should have an ADHD child engage in. Good luck.

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Question?: Adhd In Children

Robert asks…

How much I should charge for taking care of an ADHD child ?

for those who know what an ADHD child behaves like, I didn’t really meet one.

admin answers:

They are really really hyper. Can’t sit still, can’t focus on one thing for much time at all.
If the child is medicated it’s not so bad but I charge .50 cents an hour extra, some go as high as 1-1.50 so it’s really up to you.

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Question?: Adhd In Children

Linda asks…

How to help my ADHD child sleep?

I have a 12 year old ADHD child who is on Adderall. He gets up almost every night and gets into things, like eating and hiding it, or breaking his brother’s stuff. His doctor told me to try melatonin and that is not helping. I have 4 children and he is the only one with ADHD and I am at a total loss with this kid. Any advice from other ADHD parents or people that understand this frustration I would love and appreciate some help.

And for anyone who says its disipline, its not trust me, we have tried everything, and like I said I have 3 other children and if it was disipline I would be having these problems with all of them and I am not.

admin answers:

I feel your pain!

The people advising you to give your son coffee or other sources of caffeine don’t know what they are saying – it would probably make things worse. Caffeine is a stimulant. (So is Adderall) The stimulant will help him to concentrate, but it’s still going to keep him awake.

It’s easy for people to pass judgement on ADHD kids until they’ve lived and loved with it. It’s frustrating for parents, because we’re beating ourselves up, wondering what we’ve done wrong & what we could be doing better. It’s frustrating for the kids, because they know they aren’t behaving the way they are supposed to. In first grade my son was misbehaving & had his seat moved. He broke down & cried so hard they had to call the principal & guidance counselor. He kept saying “I just want to be a good person!”

My son has been on Concerta for 3 years. At first it was a Godsend, because it helped him be so much more successful in school. However, I’m planning to talk to his Dr. About an alternative to the Concerta. I don’t doubt it’s effectiveness for my son, I just think it’s time to re-evaluate his needs. Concerta is a 12 hour time release, but for him the effects last much longer. He takes it around 8am, but it doesn’t really wear off until about 10:30pm (I know, because that’s when he gets really hungry & I’m heating up leftovers for him.) Lately he has been complaining that he can’t get to sleep. So, like your son, he is up half the night, but he doesn’t do anything destructive. He usually just snacks and watches tv. If he sleeps late on the weekend, I can’t give it to him at all, or he won’t get any rest.

My advice is to check with your doctor about changing his medication. What works like a miracle for some people, doesn’t work at all for others.

Good luck.

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Question?: Adhd In Children

Linda asks…

How do I deal with my ADHD Child?

My son is 14 years old. I still have to bring him to a child psychologist for a proper diagnosis… if my son is ADHD. He showed several symptoms of being one and it worries me. I am not so keen on putting him on medication because of the possible negative side effects. I do believe that there are other ways and means of dealing with ADHD children other than medication.

admin answers:

I use to work with ADHD children, the true ones, not every child that can’t concentrate long enough to satisfy their teachers. These kids, even into preteen could NOT concentrate on one task for more than 30 seconds. We have got to stop medicating children to counteract poor diet and being a kid. I would look at what your son is eating, cut out as much “artificial food” as you can, dyes & additives have a poor effect on most people, lack of concentration and hyperactivity are symptoms of a poor diet.

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William asks…

What’s the difference between a strong willed child and an add/adhd child?

My friend told me that some parents give their strong willed kids add/adhd meds even though the doctor never diagnosed them with add/adhd.

So what’s the difference between a strong willed child and an add/adhd child?
Well then how does a child who doesn’t have add get the doctor to say he/she has add? does the parents LIE about the symptoms?

admin answers:

If a strong willed child finds an activity he likes he can pay attention to it

a n adhd kid will often still have difficulty paying attention and focusing even if its an activity he loves doing

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Question?: Adhd In Children

Laura asks…

Could someone please explain this question? What is the difference between EBD and ADHD in children?

What are the similarities between EBD and ADHD children?
I think that they both can show signs of hyperactivity, being inattentive and uncooperative but I am not sure.
Thanks.

admin answers:

EBD (Emotional and Behaviour Disorders) is an umbrella term for any psychological disorder that does not impair intellectual abilitiy (developmental disabilities) or communication (Autism Specturm Disorders, Learning Disabilities etc.) but rather affects a child’s mood and beheaviour. ADHD is a specific disorder that falls under this umbrella. The most common characteristics of ADHD are the inability to focus or sit still for long periods of time, trouble following instructions, easily distracted etc. Other behaviour disorders might include conduct disorders such as oppositional defiant disorder. These children can also seem hyperactive, inattentive, and uncooperative, but they are different. A child with ADHD can’t focus, so they are easily distracted, while a child with a conduct disorder is able to focus but they focus on the wrong things – other children in the class, needing attention etc.

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Sandy asks…

What are the biggest issues faced by parents of ADHD children?

I am a personal coach specializing in parenting. Because I am also a mother of an ADHD child, I have decided to focus mainly in that area. I desire to help others in this situation, but I want to focus my attention on the main issues faced by parents in this situation and not just rely on my own personal experiences. Each child is different and family values vary…I want to know what others are experiencing.

admin answers:

I too have a son, age 6 with adhd, and it has truly been a test on my parenting skills to say the least! I firmly believe my baby boy has been properly diagnosed with the help of his teacher and our family physician and his specialist. I believe the biggest issue for my personal situation has been learning how to deal with his out bursts and anger and aggression. My husband and I have no one to call on to help us so it is solely on us to cope with his behavior and still keep our “marbles” Another issue has been our other children say we are favoring our adhd son (who is the baby of the family) and that we should be spanking him and stuff which i dont agree with regardless, so we also have the constant battle trying to educate the older children on his condition and help them understand that he has to be dealt with in more passive ways than maybe they have been dealt with in their younger years….good luck and hope this helps

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