Children With ADHD

United States
February 12, 2007 8:54pm CST
Okay So Say Your Dealing With A Toddler Who Has ADHD, Do You Try And Deal With The Child Everyday That Seems To Hate The World, And Screams And Yells For 10 to 15 Minutes When Something Doesn't Go His Way? Or Do You Get Him On Some Medication To Help Him Enjoy Life A Little More And Able To Concentrate And Play Rather Than Not Being Able To Sit Still Long Enough To Enjoy Anything?
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@lump_z (116)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I am all for the medication, If your that miserable imagine how he feels...There has to be more fun in his life and if his medication gives him that then so be it.
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@lump_z (116)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Yes u can, the doctors prescribe medications like ritalin and aderal, just for children and grownups. they wouldn't prescribe the stuff if it wasn't safe. What kind of life does he have if he isn't happy and screams all the time,...So like i said before, go with the doctors and the medication, they went thru medical training and know what they are doing.
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@hcromer (2712)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I don't really believe in ADHD, I just think it is mainly kids being kids. We didn't have medication for that stuff when I was a kid just 10 years ago. I think if I had a kid that was diagnosed with ADHD that I probably would just go ahead and go along with it and give them the medications for it even though I'm not convinced that it is a legitimate disease.
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@all4ucnc (861)
• United States
13 Feb 07
If you don't beleive in it, You'd still give the medicine?
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
13 Feb 07
It sounds like he is really miserable, so yes I would definitely get him help. If the dr. has diagnosed him with ADHD and has suggested medication, I would not hesitate to try it. You can always try taking him back off the medication later if it doesn't seem to give the desired results. For now though at least, maybe it can give him (and you) some relief. I have 2 boys with ADHD and one with ADD. I know it was very frustrating for them, and I know they felt much better once they were on their medications. I know it is a hard decision to at first, but one that I have never regretted.
• United States
14 Feb 07
No Maybe Putting A Child On Medicine Doesn't Make It Right, But If The Parent Or Guardian Has Done Everything They Possibly Could For The Child And Not Anything Seems To Be Working Then Maybe Medicine Is The Only Other Option, Whether Is Be Kid Or An Adult.
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@buenavida (8316)
• Sweden
13 Feb 07
The nutrition scientists are nowadays teaching us that our brain consists of 60% fats and a big part of it should be Omega3, which we get from fat fish or cold pressed fish oil. I read a book written of Dr Gonzales Aragon from Mexico and he explains that ADHD, depression, dementia and many other disorders in our brain can be a sign that we need to add more of the Omega3 fats. He also says that we should avoid all fried food. The heated fats act in the brain like a virus would do in our computer. It destroyes our personality and it cannot be restored before we change our diet. For me it has had a great effect, better memory, more positive thoughts, better concentration and - it is no harm in trying. I take cold pressed salmon oil every day and also cold pressed vegetable oils. I hope this can help you.
@all4ucnc (861)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I Say You Can Not Lable A Toddler As Having ADHD, Because A Toddler Is Still Learning, and Yes They Become Frustrated, and Throw Fits. But They Can Not Call It ADHD at That Age. That Lable Is Just An Excuse And It's a Load Of Crap. Sorry, But What You Have Is A Normal Tantrum Throwing Toddler, Welcome To Parenthood!