I cried all the way home from my then 7yr. olds conference and he wasnt and isnt on any meds. I know how you feel. The gym teacher made me feel like my kid was a mental case and a wild uncontrollable child. I decided that this year for conferences - I'm NOT going to see him, if he cant handle my kid , then he doesnt have to have him in his meaningless class. I know - doesnt sound to adult , but he was really out of line in the way he treated me and my child for the class. I am however going to see the dr. on monday for same issues as last year. but now my kids talking bad about his life etc. whenever things dont go HIS way. I havent wanted to put him on meds - to me the side effects are things I'm truely trying to avoid. I have a 16 yr. old girl with ADHD too. I was hoping not to go thru this again. I just cant understand WHY they had to get this. But I can hardly do it again. I feel like crying all the time. But i will get over it soon (i hope) and try to do what i can to get them thru this. OH and my 16yr.old has gotten better thru the years, less fits. etc. ,, so there is a light at the end ! hang in there.View Thread
When I try to have a conversation or say anything that my kids dont like ... they take it as yelling! Even at school my DD (16) (ADHD, moderate to severe) , says the teacher is yelling at the kids all day, when i asked the teacher about it she says she 'tells' them things but does not yell, she tells people that i yell at her all the time...' NOT',,,,, usually i am asking her to do a chore, like put her clothes away , feed her lizard, etc. and it seams because its something that she doesnt want to do - it comes across to her as yelling at her. I can't parent my child normally, and,
She over fabricates things to the point that "its just NOT the way it is" i have talked to others and she gives different stories all the time , she doesnt interpret things the true way they are , I am worried this is gonna be bad for her in the "real world".
Anyone else that has this problem???? My 7yr old is now acting like this too, says the teacher yells at him all day (he has signs of ADD) (teachers have told me this for 2 yrs. now - but i do not want to medicate yet.) My DD has been on some meds in the past that helped but made her gain allot of weight, she has not been on any for awhile , but i feel like she should be.She is seeing someone new lately and hopefully it helps, SOON.View Thread
I'm a pessimist, but I'll give it a try, since My DD doesnt "like me" right now, and it could be good therapy! :
My 15 year old , DD Is extremely good at art, drawing anime comics (Japanese), she is a great writer of poems, songs , plays, and stories. She is pretty , Sings beautifully, has the ability to be funny and talks allot, she reads well above her years (thanks to me) is pretty confident, I hope she finds the "drive" to do well in life, and use her talents to her advantage.
As an adult (who probably has ADD, but in denial) I can talk allot (like a professional!) with a good personality, I can get along with anyone and any social click, I am talented and crafty, I am a very good friend, I can bake real good and love to share my sweets so others can enjoy them.
That was kind-of enlightening , I think we have to remember sometimes that we are (apart from being a mom ,wife etc.) just our own sevles.View Thread