The #1 Reason My Son Was On ADHD Meds At Age Four
ADHD in Children
The Terrible Two’s Or ADHD? Many of the symptoms coexist.  Boundless energy and not sitting still.  Being constantly curious.  Excitement of playdates and parties.  There are many similarities of the terrible two’s versus ADHD symptoms.  It takes time and patience to distinguish.  Medication should not be the first option. As a new parent, I had the gnawing feeling that someone wasn’t quite right.  Growing up, I babysat other children for extra money and had not been exposed to any of the behaviors I was seeing in my child.  We would have to experience many difficult years before making the decision …
What Is The Definition Of ADHD Success?
ADHD in Children
How Does You Measure ADHD Success? There are days when I think I have this ADHD parent thing under control and then I sink as fast as I rose.  My son and I have come so far, yet we have so much further to go.  I am exhausted for both of us.  When is this going to end? How can a parent measure ADHD success? When will I be able to proudly boast of my child getting a scholarship, internship or working towards their bachelor degree? I can’t help but wonder – what have I done wrong as a parent? It is …
Early Stages of Childhood ADHD/ODD
ADHD in Children
  Early Childhood ADHD/ODD Signs Behaviors my ADHD/ODD child showed in early childhood were not consistent with other children.  I knew something wasn’t right when we would spend hours trying to get him to do the simplest of tasks:  taking a bath and learning boundaries of others.   He didn’t listen to the word “no” from us nor his peers.  Reflecting back, labor was difficult and it was a sign of the parenting challenges that lie ahead. Long, painful and difficult. Having colic, I would spend hours trying to sooth him.   Little seemed to satisfy him.  I was the mom …
First Diagnosis Of ADHD
ADHD in Children
WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM? This was my first question to my son’s doctor regarding my his behavior:  “What is wrong with him?”   I had been frantically waiting to see his pediatrician for another ear infection.  Being up all night with him crying from pain and fever, we were both exhausted.  NOT BEING ABLE TO CONTROL MY CHILD Upon our arrival, my son refused to get out of his car seat.  Nothing worked, from bribery, niceness nor persuasion.  Eventually, I got mad.  My son would not budge out of that seat and he was screaming bloody murder!  People were now …