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  • in reply to: Other parent in denial #89291

    In addition to above:
    Sometimes no matter how obvious a solution may seem, some people will simply refuse to see (as is the case in my situation, and maybe yours).
    The best thing you can do (in my opinion) is to make sure you don’t run down your child’s dad (no matter how much they deserve it) but that you talk with your child about how they feel when they are on and off medication, provide your child with ‘child friendly’ facts regarding ADHD as it comes up so that they will become their own best advocate for what they need to be successful at school.
    The thing i always tell my child is that i love him just the way he is. He’s not a bad / naughty kid and that some things he will find harder than other kids. Almost like a daily mantra.
    With the number of kids who seem to be going through or have gone thru similar conflict (as indicated above) i wonder if there’s any value in the kids having some contact with each other?

    in reply to: Other parent in denial #89289

    Hi there.
    I am in almost exactly same boat.
    My son is 10 and his dad denies he has ADHD and says its just my bad parenting.
    Despite multiple medication free trials that have shown a clear difference when my son is on / off medication.
    My son only has his medication (Ritalin short release) for schooling. ie. not in the weekends or school holidays. I give it to my son in the morning before school starts and again at lunch time because his dad refuses to allow the school to and will not give it to him on his days.
    My son feels very conflicted as he’s very loyal to both parents.
    I would love to talk more about this as it’s (sadly) reassuring that there are other parents dealing with these types of issues.
    If anyone wishes to chat further: tanya.chris@xtra.co.nz
    cheers Tanya

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