Any ADHD chats for parents?

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Registered: 06-02-2003
Any ADHD chats for parents?
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Mon, 09-01-2003 - 12:24am
Does anyone know of any chat rooms for parents of ADHD kids?

I found one on MSN Chat but as I was asking some questions about my sons meds (Dexidrine)..... I was rudely told that this is not the place for me to be, because on that chat site they don't believe in medicating children.......I felt like saying "Well honey until you have lived in our house WITH OUT MEDS you have no right to judge me!!!!!!!!!!!" It took me 4 years of second guessing and struggling with the med issue before I put my ds on meds. He now wants to take them and also blames me if he has a bad day if I forgot to give him his meds.

I am looking for a supportive chat site to vent about the bad days, rant about the great ones, get med advice and just chat with other parents about their wild and wonderful ADHD kids.

Thanks in advance for any info.

I am looking forward to chatting with other parents if there is such a chat.

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Registered: 08-26-2000
Mon, 09-01-2003 - 12:50am
We don't chat here per se, but we do brag, vent, and ask a lot of med questions. I've found this board to be a great source of info and support.

Hope you stick around for a while!

Karen

 


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Registered: 09-01-2003
Mon, 09-01-2003 - 12:40pm
this sounds great!! i would join that as well...
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Registered: 06-20-2003
Mon, 09-01-2003 - 9:50pm
I too wish there was a chat room for ADHD parents. I sometimes find it hard to follow the boards. If I do not have time to keep up with reading them. I tried the parent soup chats and havent been able to do them at the times that they are scheduled. On PS they chat by category, and quite frankly, and this is just my opinion, chatting for an hour with a topic of "Parents of August 1999 kids" is not my idea of informative. Does anyone know of any chats that are more often and related to ADHD kids? We can always set up a chat room and set up a time to chat.
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Registered: 08-31-2003
Mon, 09-01-2003 - 10:09pm
I would definately be apart of an online chat with those who are here. I have also tried the other chat rooms and they don't help. The messages I have read on this board have been honest, sincere and straight from the heart answers, advice and help from others mothers with the same concerns. Let me know if one is set up, I'll be there with my fingers ready. I have a 9yr old DS who has MANY problems with ADHD, Bi-polar and OCD. I could really use the chat room...
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Registered: 08-27-2003
Tue, 09-02-2003 - 1:02pm
I have been in a "loop" beofre and it was very fun and supportive. A few years ago, on the ADD board there were a few of us that started emailing each other. What we did was sent all the messages to everyone on the loop and everyone responded to the messages they want and not the ones that they dont. I made some great friends and a wonderful source of support. In the last 2 years we have mostly all gone our seperate ways. I have one person that I still keep in contact with, but most of the women moved on when things calmed down with their kids. But it was great! If anyone would like to do this let me know. I would gladly start a loop. The mothers I spoke with before basically were dealing with ADD. It has been wonderful sharing with other mothers that are dealing with BP also.

My email address is doitallmomx3@aol.com

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Registered: 09-05-2003
Fri, 09-05-2003 - 3:37pm
I also have a child w/ADHD. I'm new to the boards,but would also like to find a good place to ask questions,vent,etc.