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My name is Amanda. I have 3 children (all boys!) who are 10, 8 and 3. Recently, my 8 year old son (we'll call him S) was diagnosed with ADHD. Honestly, the diagnosis has been a long time coming. This last school year was...

The reason I joined these forums was to (a) help my son and (b) help myself so that I am able to help my son. I struggle with anxiety (especially social anxiety) and depression. My husband has severe health issues that make him unable to co-parent as well as either of us would like, and he's not able to work at this time. S is unhappy a lot and often says that he hates his life. I'm hoping I can find some advice here on how to be a better parent to S and my other children, how to help S to have better relationships with his brothers, and hopefully alleviate some of my stress and worries. Thank you all for having me.
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I also have a son with ADHD. He is now 17 and doing great. He just graduated from HS - praise God. I tried to work with him on homework and even did some pre-k work with him before he went to k-garten. I found that I had to do hands-on activities that were short and exciting. I did very little sit-down exercises b/c he just couldn't sit for more than 2 minutes. He is a very bright young man. I also work with lots of ADHD children/adolescents now as a PA in mental health. These kids are typically very smart and often are not stimulated enough in school to keep their minds and bodies occupied. Unfortunately, most schools are not designed for accommodating ADHD kids due to large class sizes and lack of training/resources. Be sure to inquire about an IEP/504 plan at school if you feel it's necessary to help him learn. I read lots of books on parenting as we raised our kids and this helped.

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