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Name: MomCandy
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Hi. I'm new to this a scared to death. I have a 9yr old dgtr, 7 yr old dgthr and a 9month old son. My daughter is being evaluated for ADHD next week. I'm hoping to get a diagnosis, but as a mom am afraid to hear the words ADHD. I'm sure that's what it is. My 7 year old is impulsive, violent, mouthy, unable to complete tasks, and getting worse with age. I'm at my witts end and cry often. My husband has no patience left and yells constantly. I feel alone. My mothier-in-law helps as often as possible, taking her for weekends to give me a break. I'm tired and hurt. I always felt and was told her behavior was my fault. Now I know that may not be the case. I just don't know how much longer I can hold everything, including myself together. I jsut need someone to talk to.
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Name: MN-MOM | Date: Mar 6th, 2007 7:49 PM
I understand how you feel. My son (5 yrs) was out of control. Like most parents, we tried behavior therapy first rather than medicine. But it became evident after 3-4 months that this was not enough. We put him on medication and immediately saw a difference. This enable the behavior modification to work much better because it slowed his emotions down so he could think first before reacting. We chose stimulant meds because it does not build up in their system. Another positive effect was that now we were able to see opportunities for positive reinforcement, which we never had before! Just our story... 

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