Hello everyone!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2006
Hello everyone!
5
Sun, 05-02-2010 - 8:04pm

I am new to this group. I have a six year old son who was diagnosed with ADHD at the end of last year. To say that I am having a hard time with him would be putting it lightly. I am not getting much help from his school so far we've had the IEP meeting for special education. I am against medicating children and I feel my son's school is pushing the issue as a quick fix. Luckily my son has an AWESOME teacher this year who is very patient and positive.

I hopped on this board to connect with other parents of children with ADHD. Hopefully reading your stories will help. Any advice is always appreciated!

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-04-2010
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 10:40am

Hello,


I am new to the board and wanted to say hello! My son is also 6 and was clinically diagnosed a few months ago but I diagnosed him myself at 4 years old.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-2006
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 11:00pm

Hey aren't you a snap mom (Nov 2006).

Photobucket

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2007
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 3:38pm
I

Denise

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-21-2008
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 12:15pm
Welcome to the board!

Photobucket

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-10-2007
Sun, 05-02-2010 - 10:04pm

HI, and welcome!


The school cannot push for or even mention meds, not their territory. Meds are a personal choice, and not one made lightly. Although most of us here do medicate, some don't, and some do alternatives also.


Jump in where ever you feel like it!

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.