17 days smoke-free 8-17-10

Got my son off to school on the bus, hope he concentrates today and doesn't distract the class. Got a call from his teacher on Monday that we was getting his 1st offense in middle school for being rude during class and not listening. I had a talk with Sam when he got home and discussed with him that he is almost 12 years old and he has to take school more seriously and no more joking around and not paying attention.. I am not going to tolerate it!! So I took some of Sam's favorite things away as a consequence to his behavior, I took away his nerf gun, his x box and the computer. My son told me that he wants to go back and talk to the doctor about being put back on some ADHD medication. I don't know if thats such a good idea.. he lost his appetite on those, got very irritable at night coming off of them and fidgetty. I hope Sam takes school seriously. We have an individual education plan set up by the school now for organization and behavior. I think I might put him in counseling in school as well.
Well, I have an appointment in a half hour to meet Jose, the trainer who kicks my butt!! It helps me to go see him 2x a week cause it keeps me motivated. Feeling better everyday as a non smoker! I am happy about my decision, I thought I would smoke forever...never knew anything differently. It is wonderful that there are other options in life..healthy options!!
 
 
 

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There are other types of things that can be done to help him. He needs help and understanding and minimal punishment, if it can be avoided.

His mind doesn\'t work like yours and mine. It\'s not a question of discipline, it\'s a question of...very possibly...methyllation.
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I agree with Tigerpaws and have an ADHD son as well.

Good job on the not smoking.