Posted on 02/27/2008 by Dee
since I’ve posted here in this blog. My apologies to all. I’ve got 3 other blogs I attend to and business has picked up a bit.
Sometimes I find it hard to write my thoughts with my son around. He still insists that I give him my undivided attention.
It’s hard for me to deal with him. I look at him and see a 26 year old man who acts pubescent.
“Mom, mom, what are you doing?” “Mom, I’m hungry, cook me something” “Mom, where are you going?” “Mom bring home some candy and chips”
He’s wearing on my nerves! He has this look in his eye as if he’s seeing an alien when he talks to me.
I’ll be back to post more about his exploits later.
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Posted on 02/20/2008 by Dee
For those of you who haven’t a clue what it’s like to raise a child with ADD/ADHD read this.
It was two or three o’clock in the morning. The house was quiet and serene or so I thought.
[Now bear with me, I’ll soon get to the title of this piece.]
At age eight, Drew’s bedtime was nine o’clock. [With children like Drew, consistency is a must, as a matter of fact it’s vital for a parent’s sanity.] I’d set his bedtime at nine when in reality, I started the process at seven-thirty.
See, this is how the process went; at seven-thirty, I’d say James (Drew) it’s time to start getting ready for bed. He’d look at me and grin then, head out the back door towards the swing set or head up to the neighbor’s house. Mind you, kids like him are in full throttle, they’re speedsters and hard to catch. Continue reading
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Posted on 02/19/2008 by Dee
I was surfing along the web when I came upon this great website ADHD Websites and article.
The title of the article: ADHD – Do People Tell you to Shut Up?
–Something about ADHD that can become a real problem is asking too many questions. We just do it sometimes, and we don’t even stop to realize that we sometimes annoy people. But when we do realize it, we still have a tendency to continue asking because we’re certain that we don’t know enough. Why does this happen? Because we have a tendency to be insecure.– Read more of the article at the link above.
This writer is dead on spot with his observations. My son is insecure because he heard the words “shut up” much to often.
Those of us who have and know ADHD children and adults know exactly what he means. Continue reading
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Posted on 02/18/2008 by Dee
Life with Fast Boy
Another mother’s ADHD diary.
Her son is gifted. Children with ADHD are intelligent children it’s getting them to tap into that intelligence that’s the hurdle.
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