Dude ... TLR you do know this is about ADHD
I have to agree with normal conversational items , what makes it really odd for me I am in sales so just normal conversations about nothing are all but impossible for me . Standard chit chat , forget it . Now if its work related then its not an issue but just to talk about day to day stuff ...... ughhhhhhh
Caffeine doesn't do anything to me at all , and even the prework out drinks I take for lifting loose there effect very fast .
I have tried a few different types of adder-all and Ritalin and I hated both of them, they both turn me into a zombie with no energy and I have grown used to and love the "GO" that ADHD gives you . Its fantastic to have the energy of someone half your age
Anyhow this is two long of a post for me since i am losing track of what I am talking about .
To someone like myself where details do not matter what so ever , the whole spelling everything correctly is a hassle or a total waste of time. You get the idea of what I am try to saying and what I am typing, so who cares if every single letter isn't in the right place or I didn't make sure the correct punctuation is in the right place or the words I typed are phonetically spelled, but are actually wrong.
To give you an idea , above and below , they both read the same to me ......
to someone like myself where detials do not matter what so ever , the whole spelling everything correclty is a hassle or a total waste of tiem , you get the idea of what I am saying and what I am typeing so who cares if every single letter isnst in the right place or I ddidnt make sure theres an opposterfy in the right place or the words I typed are phoneticaly spelled, but are acutally wrong.
I have two kids who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. One 12 year old girl is on medication, but she's lazy and has behavioral and maturity issues. The other is an 11 year old boy who is easily bored and is fidgety, but if it's something he's interested in, he's totally focused 100%. Teacher's at school want him on meds because he's disruptive when he's bored and it makes their job harder (screw them). When he's on meds, his personality changes, he becomes a zombie and has zero interest in anything. I hate that. I finally convinced his mother to get him off them. Teach him to focus, learn to deal with it. That's a more important skill than feeding money to big pharma. Sometimes, I want to kill her.
Anyways, if I don't take my Adder..... wait. what was I saying?
So went to my first ADHD therapist thing on saturday .
Needless to say it was quite interesting .
I have a second one next month, he gave me some paper work to fill out .
Not sure how this is going to work , but I have to say I am still strongly against medication as of now due to how it was handled when I was a kid and put on Ritalin .
Anytime you see a therapist and they want you to start take meds you should just walk out. They are not really helping, you're just another patient they don't want to spend time on. I think some of these problems kids are having start by looking at the parenting and the kid's temperament.
We live in a society of excess so any time a kid start whining or crying we shut them up by giving them something new or entice them with toys rather than interact with them. I know sometimes it can be difficult but kids all go through cycles where they just seem unresponsive to discipline or talking. Unfortunately a lot of parents work and just dump their kids off to daycare or having grandparents watch the kids and not really applying any discipline or coaching.
Kids must be properly coached or disciplined while they're young by parents or they'll develop the ADHD/ADD pattern of just inattentiveness and hyperactivity.
I would disagree with you 100% at the age of 32 and dealing with this from being a kid .....
The large misinformed issue of the past was the over dosing of kids .
But I will agree discipline is a large issue these days due to the simple fact of 2-3% of kids having ADHD and 3-5% of adults having it .
So thinking that your kid is ADHD , when in fact you just need to lay down a few laws is a large issue lately.
Last edited by Chilledman; 05-03-2012 at 02:58 PM.
You could hold him back a year. I wish a more parents would consider it. Kindergarten is mainly social, so no matter how smart your kid is, if he/she is a pain in the ass, the other kids see it/parents see it/ and most importantly - the teacher sees it and must deal with it.
There is an extremely smart child in my daughter's kinder class. Who needs a HUGE lesson on not being a little jackass. Of course, the parents are a VP and teacher at local schools.
Some friends of our sent their unprepared kid to kindergarten, instead of holding them back and it backfired on them, but they were in a hurry to get out of daycare.
Then some people are in no hurry to get their kids off to kindergarten.
We held our son back 1 year and it was a wise decision, he would have had major social issues the first year or two of school.
After what we went through with our older son, I have no problem keeping my younger son back until we feel he's ready. Both different personalities and different issues. I have a feeling that my younger son may surprise me. He's very stubborn and doesn't listen. He likes things on his term so it's a battle with him just to get him to obey rules. But, if he's motivated such as engaging in fun activities then he's easy to sway and follow orders.
When some parents talk about different child issues, some may ask right away if your kids been evaluated. My take is that unless I think my child has a serious mental issue that just doesn't seem right. I think as parents we're all jumping to conclusions too quickly as our expectations are too high often.