Lifescript: Helping You Learn About Childhood ADHD

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a very common diagnosis among children. Common symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity, impulsive behaviors, being inattentive, or any combination of the three. ADHD affects the child, as well as the entire family. It affects the child at home and at school. Given the proper tools, it is a treatable condition. ADHD in children is prevalent in those aged 4-17.


Having a child with ADHD is a challenge. First, trying to figure out why a bright young girl such as my granddaughter, was being disruptive in school and often getting in trouble for her impulsive behaviors. Talking too much in class, getting in trouble on the bus for disruptive behavior was just the beginning. She was having trouble keeping up with her assignments and homework was a nightmare at times. .  Despite having her privileges taken from her, the behavior continued until she was diagnosed with ADHD. I wished I had known about Lifescript and the typical behaviors when she was experiencing these outbursts at school and at home. A child with ADHD was the last thing I was expecting to hear after being screened by her teacher at school and a questionnaire sent home for me to answer and take to her pediatrician.


She was prescribed medication and that scared me, since she was only six years old. But at this point I was willing to try anything. ADHD was affecting her grades at school and I knew she was a very smart girl. She was taking only one pill a day, in the morning after having her breakfast. What a difference it made in her life, as well as mine. Her grades and her behavior improved, She was more attentive and less disruptive. Before her diagnosis, she could not concentrate long enough to get her work done in a timely manner. Until I read an  article on Lifecript.com., I always thought that sugar played a role in her ADHD  .I now know better. If she had not been diagnosed with ADHD at such an early age, her education was surely at risk. This was unacceptable to me.

During the course of her first year of being a child with ADHD, her medications had to be changed. Some were too strong while others had no affect on her whatsoever. But, I was taking her to her pediatrician regularly and he made the adjustments accordingly. Now, five  years later she is thriving in school, an avid reader, aspiring artist and cook,  and I could not be prouder of her for all she has accomplished.


If you would like to find out more about  childhood ADHD,  check out these articles on Lifescript.com:
  • Managing your condition
  • Treatments
  • Patient stories
How many of you have or know a child with ADHD? I would love to hear of your experiences.

Visit Lifescript.com for useful information on Childhood ADHD and other prevalent conditions related to health.

Lifescript's Childhood ADHD Health Center features tips, quizzes, recipes and articles-all by profession health writers, experts, and physicians-covering how to help you child succeed in school, advice on getting through the morning routine, how girls' ADHD differs from boys' and more.  Please visit the Lifescript Health Center on Childhood ADHD for more information.  And to check out this website, click here!

You will find many useful and informative articles about Childhood ADHD.

This is a sponsored post by me on behalf of Lifescript.com.



38 comments:

  1. Love this post! I personally don't know a lot about ADHD, but I think we should all be more aware since it is a real disease that affects many children and adults.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It affects so many and I agree that everyone should be aware.

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  2. This is an amazing post! I dated a boy in high school that had ADHD. He was on medicine for it, and oh boy, you could tell when he wasn't on his meds.

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  3. while i agree some children have adhd and need medication, i also believe its over diagnosed and some children are just more active than others.

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    1. I agree with Miranda. My son is super hyper and someone told me to have him check but I just ignored it because I know that I don't have anything to worry about.

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  4. Really great and inspiring article!

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  5. I am very happy that your daughter benefited from medication, it sounds like she is doing wonderful and is definitely one of the few that needed the medication. I do home childcare and you would be blown away at the amount of children that the teachers hound the parents and want the children put on medication for ADHD or ADD and the parents take the children to the doctors without the teachers knowing they get put on medication that they only take in the morning and the teachers see no difference and continue to hound these parents. I personally think that medication is over prescribed for this and some parents use this as an excuse to make their children behave. But believe me, there are definitely children out there that NEED this medication in order to survive in society without struggles and your daughter sounds like one, you should definitely be proud.

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    1. If I did not feel she needed the medication, I would have chosen that path. Clearly she needed it.

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  6. I am so happy for your family that your little one is thriving! I can't imagine what life was like before the age of information and sites like lifescript. Thanks for sharing your story... so inspiring!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  7. This is great information. My child does not have ADD, but my cousin's daughter has ADHD, and I have seen them go through a problems working to get her medication just right.

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  8. I was a child with ADHD and I needed the medication till I was 14 and was able to control myself. Somedays I find myself spacing out and barely able to pay attention but those days are few and far between that at 25 I am able to successfully manage my life.

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  9. I was diagnosed with ADD when i was a kid. I only had a problem paying attention to things I wasn't interested in. Needless to say, I turned out alright so ADD was manageable for me. Thanks for opening people's eyes to this issue.

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  10. Both myself and my eldest son are diagnosed ADHD. Part of my blog is about that and how food dyes effect behavior in children. Stop by sometime. :)

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  11. It seems like an adjustment of meds is common, so it must be hard to find the right solution fast, but it seems worth it in many cases once the dosages are right. I'm glad you have a happy ending. :)

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  12. I sometimes wonder if ADHD is a relatively new phenomena or more wide spread then when I was young. There were kids back then who might have had it but honestly don't remember that many. I am glad that your grand daughter was diagnosed at a young age and was able to be helped!

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  13. I'm glad to hear grand daughter has made improvements. Making changes in a child's diet can also help a great deal. Gluten, dyes and additives can all cause issues.

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  14. Great post!
    You need clear communication with all parties involved and constant education

    Thanks for this

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  15. I don't have kids, but I know plenty of my friends will find this an interesting read. Thanks!

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  16. my younger brothers had each had a form of ADHD one was extreme ADHD and the other had ADD

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  17. Great post! Thank you for bringing more attention to ADHD.

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  18. I also agree that it can be over diagnosed as well. I am not saying this is the case with you. I am glad that they have meds to help control it.

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  19. I am so glad there are resources to help with these decisions. As a parent, you never want to just give your kids medicine without being sure they need it.

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  20. I agree with Jennifer I think it is awesome to have the resources available to help you in making tough decisions. I have had to make some tough calls with my own kids and could have used more information before making the decision. I am happy to hear she found the best treatment for her case.

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  21. Glad to know that there are people like you and organizations that are helpful enough to disseminate these informations about ADHD. More power! :-)

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  22. Oh wow! This is a very informative article. Thanks for sharing. It made me think of a friend's son, he is nearly 7 years old now and hasn't gone to any school yet, my friend would tell me now active his son is and how talkative he is but he sure are a smart kid. But he has full of energy and his parents are scared if they send him to school because he will for sure get into trouble. I wonder if her son has this kind of illness too.

    http://www.tipsandexperience.com/2013/06/so-much-fun-at-the-county-fair.html

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  23. Very useful information. I'm glad more and more people are bring attention to ADHD - our children are not "bad" or "undisciplined". Not being able to focus and/or control your actions can be very frustrating to all involved!

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  24. Great post and thanks for sharing your little girl's story. Glad she is thriving well and doing great now. I will definitely check out the info on Lifescript.

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  25. This is very informative, learning someone's sickness/problem is what i always wanted to know. i want to know how to deal with special kids and this is a great post.

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  26. Awesome and informative! Thanks for sharing a little about Lifescript, I had no idea that they feature tips, quizzes, and recipes. This is a good resource to share with families living with ADHD.

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  27. My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD when she was in middle school. I also hesitated putting her on meds, but they made a huge difference. She became much more focused and less impulsive in the classroom.

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  28. I can totally relate as my child is ADHD too

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  29. This is such a great post! Lifetscript is a good source to find great information on many medical diagnosis.I know quite a few children who are ADHD!

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  30. I know a lot of children with ADHD. I was a Sunday school teacher and a volunteer at my daughter's school, so I saw many children who had the terrible symptoms. It must be helpful for parents to have info in one place through LifeScript.

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  31. Thanks for such a great post! My stepson has ADHD, and it is very difficult to deal with, but this article taught me a lot!

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  32. great article thanks for sharing you experience :)

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  33. great article thanks for sharing you experience :)

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  34. Thank you for sharing this. My son was diagnosed with ADHD this year!

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  35. Really great post. My brother has adhd and is still battling it today, not as bad as when he was a kid but has learned to handle it now that he is older. Beautiful story though.

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