ADHD resources needed - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 11-23-2009, 04:26 PM - Thread Starter
Evan&Anna's_Mom's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: So. CA
Posts: 4,388
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(MODS -- I can think of about 5 places this could go, so I'm starting here but feel free to move to where you think most appropriate. Thanks)

So both my DD's academic teachers and gymnastics coach have suggested that she shows lots of signs of ADHD. She is 6 1/2 and in 1st grade at a small private school, so the school has no resources to evaluate further. I am looking for suggestions on books or other resources to help me understand the implications of this and how to help her manage this, preferably without medication (though I'm not anti-medication as a last resort.) I'm also wondering -- do I call her ped. for a formal diagnosis or is that just opening the door to more issues than it solves?

I would love to hear from anyone is has BTDT. Thanks.
Evan&Anna's_Mom is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 11-23-2009, 06:21 PM
heidirk's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: adrift in a basket...
Posts: 2,709
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I highly recommend 'The Gift of ADHD: How to transform your child's problems into strengths'. The author is: Lara Honos-Webb, PHD.

You can also check out our ADD support thread here-

Six is about minimum age it can be diagnosed accurately. A pediatric Psychiatrist or Psychologist would be able to diagnose it.

computergeek2.gif  wife to bikenew.gif and momma to my intact boys headscratch.gif 06/19/06 and mischievous.gif 10/10/08 We delayed/selective vax; constantly wash.gif  always intactlact.gif

Niemals Gewalt
heidirk is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 11,816

81 members and 11,735 guests
AlaskAnne , AnthonyM , ascher21 , °~★kimcharles22★~° , bluefaery , Bronwen1-3 , CarolS , CarolynnMarilynn , CarrieCo , ChantalM , contactmaya , Crimson8 , dandeliongarden , Deborah , elfariq , elliha , emmy526 , Eris , etonwater , farmermomma , firmfoot , girlie1125 , Good Enough Mum , greenemami , hakunangovi , Incubator , jazzmom74 , K703 , kathymuggle , kitchensqueen , larali , Linda on the move , loba , mama24-7 , mamadance84 , mariamadly , MariesMama , marilyn612 , Mathemom , MeepyCat , meowmix , Milk8shake , MulberryMom , Mylie , newmamalizzy , Nightwish , oaksie68 , RollerCoasterMama , RoseNoire , SandiMae , sarafl , shantimama , sheaffer , Shmootzi , sillysapling , Snydley , somebodylovesyou , Springshowers , stardogs , thankful85
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 01:21 PM.