shentallfournier

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  • in reply to: Handling other parents #112298
    shentallfournier
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    Being a teacher (special Need kids) and parent of an ADHD/I Son… I would ask the teacher how he/she feels about you taking the time to talk/write to the other parents.

    If I was the parent of the child being pushed, I would really like to understand and be reassured that the other parent is doing the best they can to stop that behavior. And yes, the triggers to «start» your son are REALLY an imortant issue to address with the other kids. Once they know what makes your son react, children and teens are often prone to «press» them just to add some action to their day… yeah I know…stupid!

    I would speak up at a class gathering or write an email explaining ADHD and welcoming questions about it. Always CC the teacher on the emails so nothing gets out of hand.
    The most important things to remember is that parents just want everything to be fair amongst the children. The consequences given to each must be fair and help resolve that problem.

    Communication and comprehension can go a long way in changing behaviors and reactions to them. If you keep the communication open, it will help everybody cope and learn. After all, this will not be the last time their children meet and ADHD kid! They have to learn about it.

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    in reply to: Was on the verge of panic today, from people talking. #112295
    shentallfournier
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    When my 40’s hit…symtoms I would be able to control were harder.
    I noticed that I could not tolorate 3 students around me talking at the same time. I was mentally exausted when I got home.

    My son has ADHD. So, after reflecting…I noticed that I had alot of ADD traits appearing. Figured out that I must have compensated all those years, but now, couldn’t do it as well.

    My solution was medication. I Started with Concerta. It immediatly helped with the filtering out voices (sooooo great!), but I was too agressive and anxious on it.
    I’m now on Vyvanse. It’s great and filtering out the sounds I don’t want to focus on. When I don’t take it on the weekends, I can filter noises and voices for a certain amount of time…

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