February 14, 2018 at 6:43 pm #76503thomasmargieParticipant
My husband has already shared our story in length, so I’ll keep it short.
tl;dr we suspect our son, 3rd grade, to have ADHD or another issue. He’s a super smart kid, has no problem with his homework, and is great when it comes to games. However, he has some severe issues with hyperactivity (never sits still), bad memory (always forgets things), and lacks basic capabilities like tying a knot or handwriting in a readable way.
I’m bipolar, and we’re afraid it has affected him. Moreover, we’re afraid that it might get worse if we don’t treat him now. His Dr and teachers think he’s fine, but we’re worried. Did any of you have a similar experience? Do you think it might be ADHD or any other issue?
My husband’s full story (and the comments he got) is here: kroovi.com/d/30162-i-think-my-child-has-something-like-adhd-but-his-dr-and-teachers-think-otherwise-am-i-crazy-or-should-fight-for-him-to-get-help
February 16, 2018 at 8:17 am #76566Penny WilliamsKeymaster
Sometimes, as a parent, you have to follow your gut and keep pursuing something you feel strongly about, even when others are dismissive.
Have you tried an online self-test like this one:
Results on these aren’t the same as evaluation and diagnosis, but they can signal if you’re possibly on the right track or not.
Here’s everything you need to know about ADHD evaluations:
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism
February 21, 2018 at 4:05 pm #76875bkitchin1Participant
trouble with tying knots/shoelaces can be a symptom of dyslexia
writing can be dysgraphia
you can be super smart with add
try earlier bedtime/check for snoring
no electronics 1 hour before sleep
go to dr. amen’s website for supplements to help i.e. fish oil
if teacher’s say ok – then may be light add
ususally a boy with add is driving us crazy – out of seat, talking, touching others, etc.
so wonder why no probs at school?
sports help, nutrition and early bedtime
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