Parents of Children with ADHD Support Group

This community is designed as an open forum where the parents and guardians of children with ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) can give and receive support, as well as discuss ideas, techniques, concerns, surprises, and challenges they may face with their children.

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  • Kmho2016


    I am new here but not new to adhd. My 10 year old daughter was diagnosed adhd when she was 5 we have always struggled with med combinations. She is currently on Concerta, Lamictal, mirtazipne, clonadine. We recently uped the dose of the Concerta and dropped hydroxizine. But her behavior and outburst have become worse. My daughter is failing school and the system is dragging it's feet when it...
  • mboyd2002

    So sad

    Hello.  I'm new here.  I looked online for a support group after getting another call from my son's school principal today.  I'm sorry if any of this isn't as clear as it can be.  I just don't know what to do, or where to go.  My son has been diagnosed with ADHD.  However, that was after having a hard time trying to find a counseling service in the first place.  It's hard to find one under...
  • Mum75

    New here

    Hi-i just discovered this forum. I am a mother to a ten year old boy with ASD, ODD, and ADD. After struggling to avoid meds for several years, we finally gave in and tried some in the last 8 months. Four different ones have all had negative reactions, the worst being fluoxetine, which caused intense suicidal behaviour and extreme anxiety. It turns out the dose was too high for him. We had to...
  • marab88

    Meltdowns after meds wear off

    Hi. I'm new to this forum. I have an 8-year old daughter, who was diagnosed ADHD over the summer. She's been on Focalin 10mg since August and it has done wonders for her during the day. Lately, however, when we pick her up after school (she's in aftercare til about 5:30pm M-F), her meds seem to suddenly wear off and she is literally bouncing off the walls/furniture. She can't stop doing...
  • wornoutsinglemom

    Five year old son with several diagnoses

    I don't know what to do, I don't know where to start. it's just been so hard for a while now and i have no support system to mention of except for Dyfs, and Bergen's Promise, and the supports that they put into place, outside of that I don't have one friend that I can really talk to that can help in anyway. i don't have any friends at all. My five year old son is a true god sent. He is my miracle...
  • butterflii410


    I have an almost 12 year old daughter with ADHD and some aspects of SPD. We are having problems with making sure she is clean after a BM. She seems to be in too much of a hurry and they aren't just little messes either. She also does not clean up and change on her own unless I happen to smell it. This has happened 3 times this week alone. I have talked to her about being clean and healthy and...

    Help please!!!

    Ok let's start with its not my child. It's my boyfriend's child. I am so lost partly bc I have no clue how to discipline him. I know that I can't discipline him like I do my girls. I also know that I don't want him thinking it's ok to hit my two girls. I also can't put him in time out for the full 6 minutes. his father tries to help but I don't think it's effective for his son to talk over him...
  • Beccy

    Please some one advise

    Hi i am new on here. My name is Beccy and i have a daughter who is 5 yrs old.I am sure she has adhd and odd but getting people like doctors ect to listen is proving to be a huge task.I am finding it very hard to cope with my daughters outbursts ect. She has rages every day, shes put a hole in my kitchen door, broken my tv she throws chairs, remote controls or anything hard she can get hold of at...
  • Fallenangel1984

    "No one likes me".

    My son has the kindest, most loving heart, if only people could see past his "silly" and "annoying" traits. Yes, he is young for his age but why should that matter? We all complain that we wish we could keep our kids, kids for as long as possible! If people can't see him for what's really inside, they don't deserve to know that side of him anyway! It hurts me so much when he comes home from...
  • ala06290410

    Help any advice please

    I’m needing a little advice. My son is 9 and was diagnosed with ADHD combined type with severe impulsivity ODD and mood disorder at 4 years old. He had to get evaluated at such a young age because his case was so severe they were prepared to refuse him at preschool if he did not get doctor evaluation. After his initial intake with psych doctor and discussing all options we started on Dexedrine....
  • faykay

    Foster care

    I don't seem to be able to find a place for help, so I'm asking for help or guidance here. I am a grandparent whose grandchildren have recently been placed in foster care. I cannot begin to tell you how difficult this is for me. I am unable to take the children in myself because of circumstances that I will not go into at this time.One of the grandkids has been diagnosed with ADHD in addition to...
  • spunkylala

    New here & new to ADHD

    Hello I am a mother of a bright, outgoing, sweet 6 year old daughter who was diagnosed just yesterday with ADHD. I am hoping some parents out there can give me some tips or websites on parenting a child with ADHD. How to handle melt downs, how to help her with with sleeping, how to help her behavior. Basically any suggestions, tips would be appreciated. Thank you 
  • rockym

    It does get better...but with a lot of effort

    My son was diagnosed with learning disabilities, ADHD and ODD when he was 11. It was a pretty rough time for him and our family. We went through a lot of therapy, parenting classes, support groups and changing schools over the years following. He is now 18 and will be graduating from a private catholic high school in May. It was not easy, but it was possible. There were a lot of sleepless...
  • momtochristopher

    My 8yr old with ADHD

    Hi Everyone! My name is Crystal. I am new here and could use a little advice. My son was diagnosed with ADHD some time last year and is currently has an IEP and 504 plan at school. The medication he is on was causing him to sleep a lot so I took him off (bad idea...I see now). Well...I received a call from his teacher on yesterday stating that his behavior has been a bit much for the past month...
  • Hello, I have a 5.5 year old who just went through the entire IEP/psycho-educational testing at school. He is an AWESOME kid who I have known is "different" for about 3 years. According to the IEP team he has a very likely probability of autism according to me and the teachers answers. and he has clinically significant concerns in areas of hyperactivity (he has already been diagnosed by...