What role does maturity play in ADHD/ASP behavior?

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Registered: 02-23-2004
What role does maturity play in ADHD/ASP behavior?
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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 2:58pm

I'm curious how much of a role maturity plays in our kids' lives.

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Registered: 01-09-2003
I like that idea its not something I've seen before.
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Registered: 02-23-2004

Thanks everyone.

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Registered: 01-25-2007

I agree that time and maturity play a huge role. We experience very few issues at school these days when just a few years ago every day was a nighmare. Ds has gotten much better at winning and losing. He had gained some degree of control over his emotions and although he is still quick to tears he manages to keep it under wraps at school where a 12 yr old boy crying would surely be rediculed. He still becomes overwhelmed by mountains of homework but he muddles through it with very few battles. The message I would send to those parents struggling through the 7 to 10 years is that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Things will get better. There will always be challenges for our kids but some of the behaviors that are most challenging do improve with time.

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Registered: 10-03-2004

Talking with my son over the years (now age 13, PDD-NOS), it isn't that he doesn't know his overreactions are inapproriate!

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Registered: 01-09-2003
Wed, 04-06-2011 - 10:29pm

Hi Lisa,

Let me try & answer your questions

Will he eventually realize that crying and getting upset isn't going to help?

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Registered: 02-28-2008

I"m finding that my kids are 2-3 year behind their peers, but progressing.

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson