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Name: Jane
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my 3 year old son has been diagnosed with ADD by his doctor. I am a little sceptical about this. He's only three, how can anyone really know if he has ADD? Maybe he's just hyperactive. He is only a toddler. Anyways, just wondering if anyway else has a youngster with ADD. How were you diagnosed?
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Name: Anne Marie | Date: Jul 8th, 2005 2:43 AM
I would get a second opinion. First I know that you have to be a certain age to be tested but three is a little early. When my 7 year started three year old kindergarten the principal there was very negative. He said my child did not fit the three year mold. I was thinking what mold. He is still developing and growing. I got tired of it. My son is now an ADHD youngster and it is so stressful. Please get a second opinion cause he is too little to start taking meds that he may have to take for the rest of his life. 

Name: missy | Date: Jul 15th, 2005 8:23 PM
When my five year old was three his teacher would tell me to have him tested for adhd and I kept refusing saying theres nothing wrong with my son well he will be six in couple of months and let me tell u he started taking medicane last year .I finally gave in and had him tested when he got mad at me one day for telling him no and threw a sippy cup of juice at my head.He has a twin also that has adhd but not as bad.The longer u wait the harder it is. He now sees a counsler cause he likes to try to beat me up. Also they offered my son behavior therapy when he was about four and I didnt do it.But it kind teaches u diffrent ways to discipline your child and talk to him without using the medicane were now going through that also. So there are diffrent options . 

Name: cheri | Date: Aug 4th, 2005 3:08 AM
wow, missy u have twins? that are add i never thought there was someone going threw what we do everyday, i have 7 yr old twins, (boys) they are such a handful..we have been going threw this since they were 3 yrs, god bless u ,and all the other moms with a child with add adhd, i swear we have the hardest job in the world, 

Name: gemma | Date: Aug 4th, 2005 2:17 PM

Name: Karen | Date: Aug 11th, 2005 4:06 AM
Today my daughter who is going to be 4 in october was diadnosed w/adhd. I thought finally answers yet everyone tells me the same thing how can a child so young be diagnosed. Im not sure and im gonna be looking for a 2nd aopnion. Life has been really hard for the past yr uncontrolble fits hitting people doesnt listen to me for nothing at my wits end. the dr gave me a prescription for Adderall and im so scared to give it to her i dont know what to do either. 

Name: Karen | Date: Aug 11th, 2005 4:16 AM
If you wanna talk my email is [email protected] 

Name: Ruth | Date: Sep 13th, 2005 3:03 PM
My son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 4. Have you done any research on ADHD its a chemical inbalance in the brian, they should have done CAT scans or MRI. If you would like to talk more please email me at [email protected] 

Name: roxy | Date: Sep 17th, 2005 6:24 AM
My 5 years old son was diagnose when he was two and at the time I didnít accept it...he was kick out of day care and I refused to put him on meds... two months ago he was diagnose for second not only ADHD but ADHD ring of fire and he is now taking meds and functioning very well...deep in side I always knew he was deferent from other children even from the time of birth...the constant crying, sleepless nights, restless, irritable....by the age of one he had severe mood swing, impulsive behavior, uncontrollable tantrum....I knew, but thought I could handle it....Yes, I was tired exhausted this was disrupting the hole family especially he's siblings... I really thought I was doing the right thing by not putting him on meds but I was wrong....Now I fell guilty for not doing it sooner... not only for my sanity but for my little boy who was suffering and miss out on a normal part of his childhood because I was trying to keep him away from all the negative stigma of mental illness and medication....the only advice I could give to you is to follow your mommy instinct and to stand your groundsÖ. Remember youíre your childís advocate so you need to do whatís best for him and donít worry about what people say because it is your child who is suffering. 

Name: Shannel | Date: Oct 20th, 2005 2:00 AM
I have a 3yr old son as well, and I cant bring myself to take him to a Dr. scared of what they will say. His father, step brother, granma and grandpa on dads side all have ADD/ADHD so theres a 90% chance my son does, hes been off the walls lately. Defient as all get out! Dumping things over, never listening. I can tell him something while looking in his eyes, and he;ll repeat it and then DO IT! He hits, and throws things, and his new thing is Sh*t over and over ive tryied time outs, he wont stay-spankings dont work, he just hits me back and looks at me like what? that all you got? and for the swearing i put soap in his mouth, but that didnt phase him either. He's pout for a min, get mad, then say holy sh*t mom thats gross!!! My husband keeps telling me to go to a DR but how does a DR know what my son has if he only sees him for 20 minutes?! I have tryied positive reinforcement/no punishment-no change, and ive even made a chart where after he got so many stickers for sitting down for dinner, staying in bed, not throwing things etc hed get a surprise. He got Spiderman the movie, then he didnt try for the next week. Im baffled!! When hes sweet hes SOOOOO sweet, but when hes in his MOOD...stay away! this look fills his eyes, and i know that if he was 5 years older, hed hurt me, so i want to take care of this before it comes to that. He threw a 2litre pop bottle at my head a few months ago, broke the skin and gave me a pretty bump. Hes potty training really well, and hes really verbal, and seems on the right ball mentally, its just he gets so angry and defiant.

I havent ever been on this site before, i was just surfing...and i dont get online often...but if anyone has advice my email is
[email protected]

Thanks!! and if you all are going through what im going through or worse, or better god speed and blessed be!!!! 

Name: PANTHER2907 | Date: Nov 3rd, 2005 10:51 AM
hi i was reading this site and was surprised to see so many people with the same problems as me. I also have a 3 year old lad that is undergoing an assesment for adhd as he is very active. he dose not sleep more than 4 hours without medecation for which he already takes meletonion. he is very prone to vioulent outbursts. he has already attacted people with knives,forks and anything he can throw.but when he is good he wins the harts of all thoughs around. if anyone would like to contact me they can on [email protected] 

Name: lamia | Date: Nov 20th, 2005 8:06 PM
i have 2 yr old twins and i need to get them potty trained but everytime i sit them on the toilet they look at me and dont go pee what am i to do 

Name: Molly | Date: Nov 28th, 2005 2:04 AM
My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD at about 2 1/2 yrs old. Her half brother has it as well as her dad. It was no surprise she had it. She would throw tantrums, hit/punch/push other kids. She was like Jekyl and Hyde. She would just snap. It was really scary. My daughter's doctor put her on Tenex when she turned 3 yrs old. What I like is that it's not a stimulant. He won't prescribe a stimulant until she is at least 5 yrs old. Let me tell you it's the difference between night and day. I don't have to work so hard to keep her safe! I can walk into the other room and not be scared that she's going to do something to hurt herself. She can actually sit still for up to 30 minutes now!!! The sooner you start them on medication, treatment, etc the better they will be in the long run. If untreated they can end up Bipolar or have OCD like my sister. They also end up with a very low self esteem because people are constantly on them and yelling at them. I'm not saying medication is for everyone but it really can make a big difference. Please do your research. 

Name: tyra | Date: Dec 5th, 2005 10:10 PM
i am doing a science project on adhd and my soluton for adhd is focalin but what are other medicanes for adhd 

Name: beth | Date: Dec 7th, 2005 6:09 AM
it is not fair that that is happening and it never should happen 

Name: beth | Date: Dec 7th, 2005 6:12 AM
i was looking at a nother chat room and miss read it is very sad to hear that your child has add and how much medication is he taking 

Name: abbey | Date: Dec 9th, 2005 2:04 AM
what is the secret to getting them tested cause i can't find a dr. here to test my 3 year old son 

Name: benita | Date: Dec 22nd, 2005 12:42 AM
what is this 4 

Name: Kayla | Date: Feb 3rd, 2006 1:16 AM
When i was 6 i was diagnosed with add my mom brought me in to the doctors and they said it was add 

Name: Sophia | Date: Feb 3rd, 2006 1:29 AM
When My daughter was was 6 she was kicked out of daycare for biting another child because she didnt like that child so i braught her into the docter and thay said it was add but i was afraid to giver her the medicine described because i thaught she was too young but then i gave in because i coultint take it she would allways get into fights with her brother and sister for no reason but now she is not the same person i am not sacared that she will hurt herself or her brother and sister it has made life for all of us allot easier 

Name: Bep | Date: Feb 15th, 2006 10:34 PM
My daughter is 3 also and she was diagnosed with adhd,it is possible children who have those kinds of disorders are not just hyperactive there are a lot of things going on,but add is usualy diagnosed when the child (or adult) has simular problems but without the hyperactivity (that is the H from adhd.
I would like to talk to you about this tho.
I have adhd myself so i know what i am talking about.
I am a 34 year old married mum of 2 daughters from the Netherlands and the youngest one is the one with adhd,
Over here they don'speak about add or adhd untill a child is about 5 or 6 years old beceause then they can test the child fully(they need to test a lot of things,like do they have the same behaviour at home as in school,can the child work well on it's own,can he/she concentrate etc...etc... they talk about regulationdisorder type 3 then.
I hope to hear from you!!!

My e-mail adress is : [email protected]

Bep de Hen. 

Name: [email protected] | Date: Feb 16th, 2006 10:28 PM
u got that right momma!! 3 yrs & already the drs think they know it all! check out the website www.adhdsolution.com, ur boy is a bit young but if you start the course early in his life you can avoid a tougher struggle with it later when he is a teen! 

Name: Sally | Date: Feb 28th, 2006 5:51 AM
My 2 year old was diagnosed as well. she definately is more active and unable to focus as long as other kids her age. She was dfferent from birth. I have a 9 month old as well and can see that the one with ADHD definately devloped differently. Never really satisfied or entertained her self. We have been modifying her diet and have noticed major changes... 

Name: Beth Hickey | Date: Mar 1st, 2006 8:05 AM

Name: CoryRN2 | Date: Mar 2nd, 2006 8:23 AM
The research on ADD states that it is a behavior trait of 7 years... so a 3 year old w/ ADD is not possible. How about just calling it the "terrible threes", or "terrific threes" 

Name: lea | Date: Mar 4th, 2006 10:11 PM
i put soap in my kids mouth for say ing a bad word he hasto keep it in for 5 min. 

Name: Sally | Date: Mar 6th, 2006 4:17 AM
yes my daughter was diagnosed at 2. - and she definately is ADHD. People question it but if you saw her..... what is your son like? My daughter is more inanntenitve thatn hyper but is definately hyper as well! 

Name: Anton | Date: Apr 5th, 2006 9:21 PM
I want mp3 player. What will advise? 

Name: Mery | Date: Apr 6th, 2006 4:10 PM
I've learned the hard way that doctors can be wrong more than once so I've come to respect their opinion but believe in mine. I have a 4 year old that is on meds because I believe it's the best thing for her. She's able to sit and eat and use the bathroom, she can actually sit and listen to me read her a book and she's even walking without running into things. My daughter really needed meds, but I know that doctors and even teachers are quick to diagnose and receommend meds whick should be the last resort. 

Name: Jill | Date: Apr 7th, 2006 3:21 AM
Im a mom with two daughters 8 and 3, my eight year old was diagnosed with adhd when she was six, I was diagnosed with adult add a year ago, my three year old is presenting alot of the same things her sister did only alot worse I want to get her assessed for adhd but most dr want me to what till shes in school, shes become so destructive, and out of control, has any anyone elseput there kids on med as young as three? 

Name: nicole | Date: Apr 13th, 2006 6:16 PM
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Name: Rick | Date: May 2nd, 2006 5:20 AM
My nephew is ADHD & Bi-polar (7yrs old) and I was looking for some info. What it seems I've found is a bunch of people who think any child lashing out is ADHD. Maybe we should look at the way we are raising our children to see if there is something we can do to improve their behavior. Pardon the silly reference, but are all the kids on "Super Nanny" ADHD? No. The parenting skills that are learned go a long way to changing the child's behavior. Perhaps before we assume every rebellious act is ADHD, we should HONESTLY look at the way we interact (or don't interact) with our children to see if there is an underlying reason for their "acting out". Call me crazy or say I don't know what I'm talking about, but before we get kids hooked on meds, isn't it worth it FOR THEM to look at OUR behaviours? I'm sure there are some of you who's children do have ADHD, and I wish you the best. Some others need to look at the structure in your CHILDS life, the dicipline, the love, the attention they receieve - and by all means be honest with yourselves before committing to meds. 

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