I guess that I should introduce ....more

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Registered: 03-27-2003
I guess that I should introduce ....more
Mon, 08-25-2003 - 7:41pm
to everyone... Seeing that I have answered some posts and never really posted anything of my own..

My name is tina and I am the mom of 4 kids.. 2 grown and a 15 yr old dd and an 11 yr old son..

My story isn't that different from any ones here. All 4 of my children have ad/hd... Well the 2 youngst are from my second marriage. I realy thought that the oldest 2 got it from their dad's side of the family... Yeah right like I have any kind of luck with that...

My youngest dd was tested 2 years ago for it and my ds was just tested this past school year....

It is very hard to try to raise one child with add or ad/hd but to have 2 in the house and 4 total with it. Well lets put it this way it's worse then a 3 ring circus....

Now granted I do love my kids and there isn't anything I wouldn't do for them but let me tell you my family background isn't stable. Well with my brothers I should say...

My parents are a great source of advice for me and I love them dearly. Now if they could get my brothers off my back about all of this it would be great...

I think my mom knew pretty early on that something wasn't right with my kids and the only one at the time we were worried about was my oldest son.. He is now 18 1/2.. OMG he was a basket case for lack of better term..

It took awhile to get my ex to get him tested... LONG STORY there. Will explain that one another time... Well after testing when they told my ex he put both my older kids up for adoption.... oldest of 2 just turned 20 and it is dd...

Anyway before I start to ramble. Back to youngest dd, She was having alot of problems with yelling at me or any adult for no good reason... Flunking out of school no focus you know all the normal stuff..

Well I put her on concerta and it has worked except for the NOT SLEEPING until about 3 am and getting up at 5 for school.... I had someone in my dh's family tell me I didn't know what I was talking about. Well to prove my point I took DD off the concerta and let it ride for about 30 days. At the end of the 30 days this person had been yelled at and cussed out and a few other not so nice things...

Back on the concerta she went and all I could say to this person was I TOLD YOU SO...Trust me I busted up laughing..

I put dd back in therphy today for aot of reasons. But mostly for th ad/hd and the temper problems that she has....

I think I am normal, I have read alot of stories that have made me really think and I realize that there isn't alot of difference in any of our children...

Well I hope that I haven't bored any one to bad... I will be back later

If anyone wants to email me my email address is


ty all



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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 08-25-2003 - 9:50pm
Nice to meet you!! Thanks for your input! Your many years of experience will be useful here, along with all the others of course!

I only have two boys and my oldest is the 7yr with ADHD, the almost 5yr I really don't see it. Totally different type of kiddo! Luckily my oldest is still so immature and innocent about it, I'm starting to dread the older years that's for sure!!

Well nice of you to introduse yourself! I'm sure we'll be bumping into each other often!

Thanks! ~Jenell