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pinknblackhearts posted:
Whats the first step I take if I suspect my son has ADHD impulsivity hyperactive?
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momuv4girls responded:
I would urge you to seek out a smart, well qualified, board certified Child Psychiatrist to do an evaluation.

Here is a link to find one in your area:

http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/child_and_adolescent_psychiatrist_finder/child_and_adolescent_psychiatrist_finder

When it comes to medicating children, you want the BEST, and Psychiatrists are "brain specialists" .

Take care,
-Kathleen
 
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pinknblackhearts replied to momuv4girls's response:
Thank you so much. I am so confused and my heart hurts because I feel like the bond between my son and I is broken. He thinks I am the meanest mom. I feel like every day is a new day and I have to reteach them. I truly feel like his brain does not retain what I told him 5 seconds prior because he did just what I told him not to do. And then when I discipline, take something away he acts like he was absent during the action. I'm at my wits end and know that i am not handling this correctly, but my heart tells me that this isn't normal behavior. My house is in constant chaos.

I will look at this sight. Thank you so much! God bless~
 
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olivia4fun responded:
I don't know how old your son is, but if your son does have ADHD, talk with special education at his school. My mom is a Program Specialist for the county, and before that was a Special Education Counselor. She brings home a lot of great strategies for me that they use for the kids in her schools.

They may also be able to either assess your son, or find someone who can. In addition, they can try to set up strategies in the classroom to help him, working with teachers and aides on everything from where he sits in the room to help with tutoring.

I am a fan of reading so I would also suggest finding or purchasing a book on ADD. I recommend Edward M. Hallowell's "Driven to Distraction" or his newer book "Delivered from Distraction". There's a self-assessment quiz in the newer one, too. The book talks about what it means to have ADD, what it feels like to have ADD, and all sorts of strategies medication or no, to combat ADD.

Good luck ~Olivia
 
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Gina Pera replied to momuv4girls's response:
Great advice!


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