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    my sons issues
    thismomneedshelp posted:
    my son is 7 and has adhd. recently he has embarked on stealing and lieing spree. we have used several different methods to try and get through to him that both of these things are very wrong and yet it still continues. I feel like don't know what to do anymore. is there anyone with these problems or any suggestions?
    momuv4girls responded:
    I would talk to your son's Dr. about his behaviors, and get some advice about local behavioral clinics or where you can get him some good help.

    Does your son see a specialist, and/or a Psychiatrist ?

    Parenting a child like this is hard work - - I hope you have some good support?

    How are things going in school for him?

    ahjaak63 responded:
    I , myself, had a similar problem but mine started in junior high and persisted until age 40, I was a very sneaky little boy.
    Of course, it got to a point that my stealing was detected and I was almost caught. That was a signal to me, to seek professional help. What I found out was, not only ADHD, but also dysthemia, chronic low grade depression and anxiety.

    I have found that medications to control my anxiety and depression as well as the adhd, really helped me as they short circuited the need to be compulsive in my behaviours. I learned to channel them into healthier outlets. I am now 50 years of age and I am doing well enough, stabilized, gone back to school, worked a bit.. this is a longterm problem. Being gainfully employed for the long term.

    Support groups that feature some degree of spirituality helps too.

    thanks I hope that helps.
    4myson1990 responded:
    Hello Mom, First of all knowing your reaching out is AWESOME! you want the best for your son, wanting him to have a positive childhood. Amazon has some fantastic books by Joy Wilt Berry called How to be good, subjects like Stealing or Lying that my be helpful. I pray all suggestions provided will help, take it one day at a time and no matter what the issue I always let my son know today is a new day yesterday is done!!! Try to get the school to work with you and come up with a reward system that does not include food as the prize, very important....... Your in my prayers, take a moment for yourself to BREATHE!!!

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