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  • in reply to: Increase in dosage/increase in behavior issues? #129941

    dragoncita
    Participant

    Thanks. The insurance company didn’t want to pay for brand name.

  • in reply to: 4th grader leaving agenda in backpack. #106825

    dragoncita
    Participant

    Thank you!!!

  • in reply to: 4th grader leaving agenda in backpack. #106688

    dragoncita
    Participant

    I am completely blown away. I wrote the teacher a polite email with helpful links, and she actually wrote back to me and agreed and thanked me! I never, never thought it would happen. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • in reply to: getting through the school year/dealing with referrals #104750

    dragoncita
    Participant

    Thanks for your insight, really. But we do buy him some things, if he had asked me for money for stuff for his school project (what he spent his lunch money on) I would have given it to him. He just lied to me several times WHILE discussing this. I guess he’s a pathological liar? I don’t know.

  • in reply to: getting through the school year/dealing with referrals #104723

    dragoncita
    Participant

    Thanks for your advice; I appreciate it.

    Now I have a different problem. It seems he’s been stealing from kids at the school. Money. He’s gone into at least one backpack and one wallet and taken the money. He’s had problems before with taking things. He’s also using his lunch money to buy things (there’s a store at the school, of course) instead of food. He only copped to stealing the money when I told him there are video cameras (which is true). He only showed remorse after I looked really sad for about 24 hours (which I was). I just found out about the lunch money so I haven’t talked to him about it yet. There’s a big meeting with the school on Monday about it. We are on the same page about stealing money, though not about anything else. I just don’t know what to do. I’m so worried about my kid and I feel like there’s no one to support or help us. THanks for listening.

  • in reply to: getting through the school year/dealing with referrals #104554

    dragoncita
    Participant

    Right, as I said above, they (the referrals) are always basically for having ADHD. It’s a private school; no rights. This is why we are leaving.

    My question is about the next 7 months: how do you think *I* should address the referrals with him? Do you think I should ignore them?

  • in reply to: best place in the US for kids with ADHD #86207

    dragoncita
    Participant

    Hi, Skinofmyteeth. I say “technically” because he’s never lived in the US and doesn’t really think of himself as an American. But yeah, he has a US passport; we’ve been back to visit family many times. But his home is Mexico.

    I’ll check out the Coachella Valley. Thanks.

  • in reply to: best place in the US for kids with ADHD #85827

    dragoncita
    Participant

    Thanks!

  • in reply to: suggestions for in-school behavior support #85583

    dragoncita
    Participant

    Thanks. So, does anyone know of any other behavior modification support aside from punishment/reward systems?

  • in reply to: suggestions for in-school behavior support #85580

    dragoncita
    Participant

    Okay. So, do IEPs ever include any kind of support for bad behavior? Does anyone know of any kind of support for bad behavior that a school could provide? Thanks.

  • in reply to: suggestions for in-school behavior support #85576

    dragoncita
    Participant

    Yes, I am posting on this forum because he has ADHD; I would not be posting here otherwise. I’m not sure exactly what you mean by a treatment plan. He’s been taking Ritalin LA for the past three years, we see a neurologist every three months, and we are continually looking for a good psychologist (this is difficult here). At the meeting tomorrow I would like to come up with a plan, rather than just hoping that his behavior will improve. The school has never been pro-active at all about coming up with support ideas, so I would like to have some suggestions — my question is, what do schools in the US do to support kids with ADHD and behavior problems?

  • in reply to: lying and venting #83960

    dragoncita
    Participant

    thanks for the empathy. my son is only 9 1/2. i’ve really tried/am trying to teach him that honesty is a superimportant value!

  • in reply to: immediate feedback/communication articles? #68106

    dragoncita
    Participant

    Thank you very much — I really need something geared for teachers (actually, administrators). I’m very frustrated because they are calling us in to discuss bad behavior that happened weeks ago.

  • in reply to: neurologist or psychiatrist? #64724

    dragoncita
    Participant

    Thank you for your responses. I’m also not saying no one should be on Prozac, just that my kid shouldn’t. It doesn’t make sense to me as a response to “there is a lot of bad behavior and difficulty with self-regulation during mornings and evenings when he’s not on Ritalin.”

    It is VERY common here to consult neurologists about ADHD, so I guess the neurologists that have been recommended have a lot of experience. But I also guess that there is no way someone who doesn’t live here can really advise me. Unfortunately it seems like there is no way someone who lives here or even is a counselor at my school can advise me either. It seems like most kids with ADHD get medicated from a neurologist and a few also get some kind of half-assed therapy.

    I am kind of very frustrated about this.

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