Any tips or commiseration?
We're still feeling out things to help him, so unfortunately I don't have any tips for you right now, but I can definitely commiserate!
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Have you tried coffee? The caffeine works in some ADHD kids like ritalin, and actually helps calm them. Or black tea also contains caffeine. I know it is almost like drugging a child, so I would never suggest giving lots, or all the time, but imagine the relief a kid (and Mama!) would feel to have the racing thoughts slow down a bit.
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pookietooth, I am in cold, damp w wa as well. Throwing him outside definitely helps. Playing in the hot tub helps, playdoh helps. He wont wear a coat either, or pants! Shorts only.
I am going to call his doc tomorrow and look into having him eval'ed for ODD. We wouldnt do meds, but maybe some classes for us to learn how to help him, and if he could talk to a counselor to help him learn to turn it down?
Originally Posted by boysrus
coffee, eh? Worth a shot maybe.
I don't have any tips but I do sympathise with you. An eval sounds like it'll be helpful. Don't completely rule out medicine, either- in some cases it is very very beneficial. (I would not say this to you if I did not know you- I know you know your son best... just wanted to mention that...)