My sister told me that all the sugar in the jarred spaghetti sauce I used was the reason my two ADHD kids were impulsive and high energy. She's a very smart woman, but that comment was one of the stupidest things I've ever heard.
I'd have to agree with that!!
Ignore family and do what's best for your kids is always the best course.
Especially when they have no idea what they are talking about.
She has lost a little weight, and is thinner for her age, but still very tall. She takes a fairly low dose of Strattera (18 in the morning and 18 at night) and it does the trick.
As she has matured, the most important thing is to keep her hooked into HER interests. I allow her to explore and encourage what she is focused on.
She also has sensory issues, she is sensory seeking. Lots of touching walls, food, fabrics, picks plants, picks clothing, picks her skin (also OCD).
I had an IEP meeting this morning, and overall she is doing well Straight A's
"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea" ee cummings
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He was and is also very social and very charming. BUT he also had no problem with me leaving him at school, at day care at the park.. he could have done without me.
As for friends, he did have a hard time making friends - but he has the most of the core group from middle school up and a couple from K.
My ped told us that ADD and ADHD children have a hard time making friends because most of them act out and because MOST of them are very aware that their behavior is not normal or is over the top - and it makes them the "needy" kids looking for friends. Which can lead to a lot of trouble.
We have tried
and we are now on Vyvanse.
He was told to take it only during the week (unless driving) due to the weight loss.
My research is showing me some interesting things. I'll share it when I get it all compiled.
Thanks again! Keeping fingers crossed that day 2 of behvior modification went as well as day 1!
We did a reward chart at home and school for years and the positive reinforcement is much more effective than punishments.