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Name: itsagift | Date: Oct 4th, 2009 7:38 PM
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Name: Mark Adkins | Date: Nov 14th, 2009 9:08 PM
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Name: vivienne | Date: Nov 18th, 2009 4:26 PM
My son is 61/2 and has been taking meds for his ADHD. he too is very bright he taught himself how to read at age 4 because he wanted to create people on the Wii. He has always been able to focus with thinge he enjoys doing He can coule never sit still. Vhildren with ADHA don't always have bad grades in school. Some of them actually excell but eventually it catches up with them and you will notice that the A's and B's turn into B's and C's then slowly they are failing. the child needs some help to keep flurishing in school there are many things you can try if you have issues with medication We tried EVERYTHING and he still had to go on med. It was a very hard decision but the best thing for him He is on Concerta only on school days and is able to sit still and "be like all the other kids" as he says. he calls his meds "the good boy pills" because he is able to sit and work and before he wanted to but he couldn't control himself.. Try the ADHD diet first there are even herbal meds he can take. then research as much as you can we did for a long time before he went on the concerta I hope our experience helps you with your child no one realizes how this affects an enitre family Best of luck to all of you 

Name: akash | Date: Dec 6th, 2009 8:39 AM
akash sadying 3 snd he is not doing his home work he not reading text book notreading his hand wreting is not good 

Name: akash 8years old | Date: Dec 6th, 2009 8:46 AM
akash stadying 3 he is not do home work he not capacity to see sudy book .his hand wreting not good 

Name: idontbuy it | Date: Feb 1st, 2010 9:48 PM
Type in a search engine "kinestheic learner". These kids that are learning, productive, and overall intelligent don't need meds. They NEED to move. That's how they learn. Put them on a balance ball instead of a chair. Give them fidget toys to keep their little hands busy. And for heaven's sake, stop giving them sugary foods and drinks.

I get that there are truly ADHD kids out there. However, I still suggest trying alternative methods before shoving pills down their throats. 


Name: Val | Date: Mar 20th, 2010 2:48 PM
I thought my daughter might be ADHD, but her teacher says no, she is a Kinesthetic Learner. I googled this and it is her to a 'T'. Take a look at it - it might be what your child is. She is very intelligent, just can't sit still. 

Name: Dean Stubbs | Date: Mar 20th, 2010 3:56 PM
Hiya Hayley,
My name is Dean and I have had ADHD since I was diagnosed at the age of 7. I am now 19 and have been accepted into 4 universites. At school I was always very intelligent and got high marks. But very much like your son I found it extremely hard to concentrate and focus and I was very hyperactive. I had a lot of symptoms and I have spoken to my parents and these are the ones which they told me i had more prominently;
Hyperactivity:

1. Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.
2. Often gets up from seat when remaining in seat is expected.
3. Often runs about or climbs when and where it is not appropriate (adolescents or adults may feel very restless).
4. Often has trouble playing or enjoying leisure activities quietly.
5. Is often "on the go" or often acts as if "driven by a motor".
6. Often talks excessively.
7.Is often easily distracted.

* Impulsiveness:

1. Often blurts out answers before questions have been finished.
2. Often has trouble waiting one's turn.
3. Often interrupts or intrudes on others .

However I am not a doctor which is the best person to ask if you think your son might have ADHD. 

Name: Cess Vercoe | Date: May 17th, 2010 8:44 AM
Hi have the same problem as most of you bods, have just stumbled across a syndrome called Restless leg syndrome...do your kids complain of growing pains, get really sore legs before they fall asleep, mine did especially noticeable in the car seat!! Check out this web site..http://www.rls.org/Page.aspx?pid=543#10

I think it might be worth a shot!!! 

Name: kelly | Date: May 25th, 2010 1:51 PM
my son is 3 goin on 4 he hypo to extent were he cant sit still he climbs every were on sides in my kitchen to ontop of wardrobes. he butts walls till he bleeds,cuts himself if he can get hold of anything sharp,he finds it hard to make friends,he doesnt sleep he just whants to play no matter what time it is and he can never be qiet he swears hits me he sarted to play up for school the teachers have seen him hitting his father he goes to see a docter we might get somwere thus time as we have seen one before and git nowere overall he such a bright little boy i dont know what else to do 

Name: PaulaT | Date: Jun 5th, 2010 3:42 PM
I have a 6 year old boy who is a very active young man. He is also very bright and extremely happy and personable. He is just wrapping up kindergarten and what a wild ride that was. He has definite issues with sitting still in class but he had an absolutely wonderful teacher that worked with him via reward systems and a special cushion. Early on I suspected ADHD. My mother is a child psychologist who works primarily with children and she diagnosis early childhood disorders such as ADD/ADHD. It's funny but even when she told me that she did not suspect either (in the least no less) I still sought an outside opinion, afraid that a grandmothers love would cloud her diagnosis. So I took him to not one, but two, high profile ADHD specialist in the Los Angeles area and both had a similar diagnosis. While he definitely has a great deal of energy, he did not fall in to the ADHD category. One even asked me how many times a day I sat down to enjoy reading or a passive hobby. It was an eye opener because I realized that while I have some extreme focus, I am not capable of being without stimuli. I almost feel guilt if I do not have forward motion happening at any given time throughout the day. My rest period is at night after I feel I have lead a productive day. Then I reflected that I never really saw my mother stop throughout the day either. In fact, she never even napped unless she was sick. My siblings are the same way and I am seeing a pattern with my whole family. I spoke to my mother about this and she strongly believes that a persons drive combined with learned behavior may make a person appear quite hyper to the calmer more passive personality types. She told me she has had many children who were diagnosed ADHD that were referred to her that she later found to be just extremely driven, curious and possessed an extreme need to explore the world, but were not ADHD. In fact she said that most of them were more creative thinkers as opposed to mechanical thinkers and that most of them had a very fast metabolism such as you would see in an athlete.
My mother strongly believes that ADHD is over and mis-diagnosed more times than not. Firstly, a great many specialist in the field will over diagnose for the purpose of either placating the frustrated parent or for the purpose of retaining the patient. Also, she found that the school system will sometimes make the parents feel pressured to take action for their unruly child as opposed to coming up with a curriculum that might facilitate this personality type. When you hear about the growing numbers of ADHD and hyperactive children and the problems they present in the classroom, you would think that perhaps they school system would come up with a curriculum to engage those children instead of simply shoving a bunch of medication down their throats to calm them down. It is easier than actually engaging them I suppose.
As far as medication goes, my mom believes there are definitely some extreme cases that merit med's but the alternative therapies she has used have been very effective such as these computer games that she has where she places sensors on the temple and back of the head and the child controls games on the computer by remaining calm. She said they eventually learn how to adjust their own brain chemicals and has found that to be extremely helpful in not only ADHD children but also children who are simply over active and activity driven.
As far as my boy goes, once we figured out ways to help him feel engaged and fulfilled, he has been much more focuses. It's unfortunate that some school and/or teachers can't be bothered to work with the children and the parents on these issues, especially given the statistics on how many children are suspected of AHDH these days. 

Name: giovanni | Date: Jun 27th, 2010 3:28 PM
well i hope you popular child dies because i am nigeled at school and i want to kill everyone popular 

Name: fab | Date: Jul 2nd, 2010 12:00 AM
please help me to understand has to why my 11 year old cannot sit still for to long whether on the couch or in a vehicle 

Name: GB | Date: Aug 13th, 2010 2:08 AM
My daughter is the same. I have even asked my doctor about it. But, he states that she is just an active child, and that she will be fine. He also said that as long as she can get her work done in school then she should be fine. She gets good marks on her work at school, but her behavior just doesn't measure up. She understands what consequences mean, but it's almost like she can't help herself. I need help to. 

Name: Forrest | Date: Nov 23rd, 2010 7:07 AM
Hi, I think there are some good replies. I want to add that vitamins may indeed help, but there is a wide range of quality. Check and make sure that your vitamins are made according to pharmaceutical standards.

Forrest 

Name: lazer | Date: Jan 25th, 2011 5:25 AM
My child is three and can not sit still at home or school. she hits her friends. is all of this just the age? 

Name: David | Date: Jan 27th, 2011 1:41 PM
my 4 year old girl will not sit still at the tableat home it just started doing this.. and at school , the school is haveing a hard time with her.. she is hitting out if she is playing and sitting dowm with the kids but some time she is a good girl... what do you think it is ??? 

Name: [email protected] | Date: Jan 27th, 2011 4:14 PM
I have a child that is 7 years old. She was doing okay until after winterbreak in her class. Now she can not seem to transition from recess or gym to work time. It has taken her as much as 20 minutes to get focused. My daughter does amazing with spelling and reading. She really needs to be able to be forcused and sit still.
Mornings are a bit crazy. Her alarm is set for her to get out of bed at 6:50am and she needs to be at the bus by 8:10a.m. Many times I have to check in and say I am getting ready and you need to do the same. She talks back, is disruptive to her youger sisters sleep. When she is doing ok, it is a pleasure to be with her.
I am hoping to talk to others that may have the same experience or have suggestions. This has been a difficult week.
-Wendy 

Name: marybeth | Date: May 5th, 2011 9:08 PM
My daughter is 7 year old she is very bright and catchs on very well, however she has trouble sitting down. It's becoming a problem. I don't think she has adhd not sure. what d you think? 

Name: Val | Date: Sep 8th, 2011 2:12 PM
I have an 8 year old granddaughter having similar problems with sitting still in class. Shes bright funny smart sociable and loves people. Needs to be challenge and needs interaction. My question is where the hell are the teachers. I am so sick of the little green card they send home because she was talking in class or tying her shoe or adjusting her eyeglasses. Really they cannot control these minor infractions. My gosh it's starting to feel like we have sent my granddaughter to a nazi training camp. REALLY they cannot control the children in the class room. I understand if a child is being unruly and misbehaving to a point where it is disruptive to the entire class. But, it seems like if the kids do one little thing now they are sending home a card. REALLY!!! I Think we need better training for our schools teachers and advisors. 

Name: john | Date: Sep 16th, 2011 12:58 AM
my son is 8 and is the same way as your son and your sister, wrapped up in1! ! I know how you feel, and in our case he is rubbing off on his younger siblings.
He is taking pills for his adhd and they work fine in the morning, but by the time he gets home from school he is a royal terrer and doesnt want to listen, and if you try to make him he becomes very agressive and even throws anything if he don;t get his way. now his siblings see this and are doing the same thing. i not sure what to do either. 

Name: sadia | Date: Nov 18th, 2011 3:02 AM
i have 13 years old son he is not like study his behaviour so bad in class room some time so good behaviour and sometime so bed behaveiour please help me you can call me this number 03002238218 

Name: Karsten | Date: Jan 21st, 2012 9:28 PM
To have all your questions answered please go to www.adhdrelief.weebly.com and fill in the contact form at the bottom of the page. ;) 

Name: C | Date: Jun 1st, 2012 2:30 AM
Not all people with adhd are aggressive. 

Name: RuffanTuff | Date: Oct 17th, 2012 8:14 AM
This sounds just like my 5yr old who has just been diagnosed with ADHD. He is so smart. Way above average, but his teacher will not focus on the fact he is brilliant. She is to concerned with the fact he is hard to handle and very disruptive during class and he is singled out because of this. It really upsets me and im concerned that this is going to only get worse the older he gets. 

Name: tinalmanza | Date: Oct 20th, 2012 12:36 PM
Try to have him diagnosed by a psychiatrist. You never know if its ADHD or if its part of a child's natural behavior.
For the mean time, a very reliable therapy for children with ADHD is Music Therapy.
This therapy has been proven to improve classroom learning and helps children exhibit proper discipline and sets positive mood.'
http://music.sound-add-adhd
-treatment.com/music-therapy-classr
oom-learning-strategy-children-adhd
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Name: CAROLYNj | Date: Mar 9th, 2013 5:03 AM
dO YOU THINK OMEGA 3 and vitamins help. Ho much should Iive him at 6-1/2 

Name: Tam | Date: Jan 3rd, 2014 4:50 PM
Hi I also have conserns for my 7 year old son . He fiscally can't keep still even when sitting down to eat . He constantly talks and easily gets obsessed with things . The concerns we have is he doesn't keep eye contact with us he doesn't seem to understand that we are adults and he cannot do or behave the same way or even except things we say . He still cries a lot n tantrums to the point were sometimes it's easier or less stressing to just give in . We get no support from his school they just agree he can't keep still or quite and he gets upset if we discuss taking him to the doctors . Can anybody please advise us thanks 

Name: Jennifer | Date: Jan 22nd, 2014 4:57 PM
I am a mother of 3 (7, 4, and 9 months) and a step mom (5 & 3 year old). I need some advice for my 5 year old step son. He started Kindergarten this year and is a young 5. He is very bright and gets everything they are learning, however he is constantly getting in trouble at school for behavior. He has been sent home for getting in fights, crawling on the floor, not listening, even pulling his pants down and threatening to pee on a little boy. I've tried to keep the peace but the parents just think he is acting out due to his age. Yes he is young but my son who is now 7 was also a young 5 in kindergarten and I've never seen this behavior before. I have mentioned having him tested for ADHD or ADD but they ignore that and think it is not that at all. I think they are in denial of their son. I also like to mention we have eliminated all sugar from his diet as well. Also, to mention we only have my husbands kids every other weekend, but his ex-wife insists she is doing the same things we are. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. 

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