Introducing Myself

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Registered: 02-21-2005
Introducing Myself
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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 9:58am

Hi!

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:58am
Has he been tested for SPD? Google symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder and you may be suprised. I have it as do three of my children. In fact when my now 6 year old was dx'ed they told me these are the kids who becoming skateboarders lol. I understand the struggles with school it can be so hard as a parent when you know your child is capable of more. Anyway I want to welcome you aboard. Your children are fairly close in age to mine :) I have a soon to be 10 yo., an 8 yo, 6yo, 4 yo and a 1 yo.
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Registered: 03-14-2005
Thu, 01-17-2008 - 11:25pm
Meds are a bit controversial anymore for ADHD - I'm not saying you shouldn't do it - but look into other more natural methods that don't have the side effects that meds have. My sister's oldest had the same problems in first grade - they almost didn't pass her - and really pressured my sis to put her on meds - she refused (she's an RN) and in 2nd grade, her daughter finally "got it" and it clicked for her - she's right in line with her class mates now - although still quite high strung and distracted - my sister considers it her personality and says she wouldn't medicate a child just for having a personality that is easily distracted. Her daughter has a hard time paying attention - even sitting in her seat - she stands up beside it a lot of the time - I think ADHD can get better with age and my sis seems to have gotten the cooperation of her teachers, and it has helped. - They've even let her chew gum in class things that are natural that help ADHD - weird sounding stuff to me, but I'm not a nurse. Anyway - I know medication can help but it comes with a lot of side affects, so check everything out first. Just my two cents.
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Kim
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Registered: 02-21-2005
Wed, 01-23-2008 - 1:52pm

Hello!

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