How about some good news?

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Registered: 07-03-2003
How about some good news?
Fri, 09-19-2003 - 10:29am
We just got our DS' (7) progress report - can't believe so much time has gone by - and he has done EXCELLENT so far this year! He has an "A" average and his conduct is rated as "excellent." This is the first time EVER that we have had such a good progress report or report card.

What is the difference - he's been on Concerta. He takes 18mg and that is just the thing he needs to stop the impulsive behavior - but he is still our wonderful, energetic boy.

He feels GOOD about himself. We are so happy for him. With this help, things have really calmed down around our house, too.

Also, too, we have done a lot of family counseling, taken parenting classes, and really educated ourselves on ADHD.

Sorry if it sounds like I am bragging - but maybe our story will give other parents hope.

Enjoying the moment,


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Registered: 08-26-2000
Fri, 09-19-2003 - 9:12pm
LOve it, love it, love it!

Had the same experience with my DS last year, and it was wonderful.

You are exactly right - savor the moment!

Congrats to you and DS!



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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 09-19-2003 - 11:45pm
Thanks for sharing that! I'm glad your son is doing so well now!
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Registered: 09-21-2003
Sun, 09-21-2003 - 12:47pm
My nine year old son has been struggling in school since the first grade. He has always been very bright, but unable to focus and do his school work. He did not know his multiplication facts at the end of third grade. He was completely unable to memorize multiplication facts. His doctor put him on 18mg of Concerta once a day over summer break. He is now a multiplication wiz. He is bringing home straight A's. He can now focus and complete his school work. As a result, he feels terrific and I feel as if the weight of the world had been lifted off my shoulders! SB
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Registered: 07-03-2003
Sun, 09-21-2003 - 5:25pm
Awesome! Glad to hear it - for us the 18 mg just takes the edge off - just slows things down a bit and allows DS to concentrate better and stop being so impulsive. Sounds like it does for you, too.

Our DS always has made straight A's (except for handwriting), but our doc said that things would have caught up with him about 3rd grade - when more writing and more concentration is required - I'm sure she's right about that. He is smart enough to not have to pay complete attention and still get good grades, but I do think that she is right that it would have caught up - we were already starting to see that in 1st grade when he had to write sentences.

Thank goodness for modern medicine!