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My 7-Year-Old Is Being Assessed for ADHD, But I'm Not Trusting the Process So Far: Advice?

My 7-Year-Old Is Being Assessed for ADHD, But I’m Not Trusting the Process So Far: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 7-year-old daughter, who is being assessed by her teacher for ADHD. This mom says her daughter is smart and active but has problems listening to instructions sometimes. This mom asked her daughter’s teacher to fill out the ADHD assessment form, but upon receiving it, is unsure if she agrees with the assessment, as she senses some exaggeration in the answers. Is there anything this mom can do to help her daughter without going through this painful, frustrating process?

My Partner Was Recently Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD: Any Advice?

My Partner Was Recently Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD: Any Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her partner, who is also the father of her child. She says he was recently diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD). It seems this news came as a surprise to this mom. She is asking for thoughts and advice from the community: Does anyone have advice to share about living with a partner with ADD/ADHD? Any words of wisdom?

Expert Answer: How Can I Help Calm My Son Who Has ADHD?

Expert Answer: How Can I Help Calm My Son Who Has ADHD?

A mom writes in asking for advice on how to help her son who has ADHD. Specifically, she’d like recommendations on natural ways to calm him down. Certified school psychologist Kathryn Schwab weighs in with some expert advice below. A Mamas Uncut fan asks: “How can I help my son who has ADHD? No bashing, please! I just need some advice. My son has extreme ADHD, and I’m looking for natural ways to calm him down. I’d try anything at this point, as I’ve got a 5-week-old as well, and the two don’t mix. We don’t want to try prescribed medicine because of bad past experiences with it.” – Mamas Uncut Community Member YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Should I Consider Medication So That My Three-Year-Old Will Go to Sleep Before 3 a.m.? Advice from Kathryn Schwab I understand your reluctance to try prescription medications for your son. Fortunately, there are natural ways to help him feel calmer. First, make sure that your son gets plenty of physical activity. To give you an idea, children aged 1 to 5 need at least three hours of activity a day and children 5 to 18 years of age need one or more hours a day. …

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