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17 July 2007

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angel

a brilliantly thoughtful and well written post mel- please pass my love and hugs and support on to d's mom!!! she has all my thoughts and prayers!
i so know what she's going through when it comes to people's criticism and judgementalism, even non-parents seem to think they know better than me!!
behaviour modification is indeed vital, lists and routine (and routine- repeat repeat repeat) make a HUGE difference, and consistency of course!

Julia

What a great post! You have said it exactly like it is. I understand perfectly about you not wanting to blog about it and I love the idea of D's mom making a guest appearance on the odd occasion. People are indeed vey judgemental and it's always those who are either not going through this difficult situation or people without kids. I don't understand it though. Why would any parent actually want to give their kids medication to control certain behaviours? Why would any parent want to label their child?
I pray that you will find peace where this is concerned. I know it isn't easy. And I'm looking forward to some great tips in the future. At the moment we are into serious routine and repetition. My son is only in Grade 1 and can't really read yet but we will start introducing lists in the next 2/3 months.
Thank you for being brave enough to share this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Coral

Hi Mel, Don't feel inadequate, I found out when my son was 15 he was ADD. That is shocking, but as you say they cover up so well. My son, even today can do the most amazing mental arithmatic. Because he is covering up!! Best wishes to you all! BTW did the psychologist say he had the high IQ I though he had?

Mel

Thanks lovely girls. He does have a high IQ and his maths ability was put at age 16. Reading and spelling way below but we are working on this!

Wobs

I don't think anybody should judge. We don't know what is in store for us. Lots of blessings and positive energy to all parents thats children suffer from ADD or ADHD - you need to do what suits you (as parents) and what is necessary to help the child. Don't listen to what "other" people say. There is a great quote that says, "sometimes the najority only means that all the fools are on the same side".

V

We had a meeting with the school last week to try and address my son B's 'concentration problems'. We are not very happy with them at the moment as most of it was not what can the school do to help him but what we as parents can do. Anyway, we are looking into doing a course of neuro biofeedback at Mindworx as well as AIT (auditory integration therapy). Plus relooking at nutrition. We are already doing the list and routine thing which does seem to help. I will let you know how it goes.

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