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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

My Star Kyle. (Life with ADHD) Part Ten

Ok, let's see if we can get back on track with the story of our life and dealing with ADHD.

The kids came home from France, and of course everything was all haywire and full of excitement and happiness about being home again, at least for a few days LOL

Kyle was as overactive as you can possibly imagine, and so hyped cos he was back home it was almost like having the old old Kyle back.

After a few days, all the excitement calmed down, and unbelievable as it was, Kyle calmed down too! I'd been a bit worried that my mother wouldn't give him his tablets regularly as she doesn't quite agree with it, but she had been and they seemed to now be working wonders.

Kyle was happy again, he was calm (as calm as any other 9 and a half year old boy, anyway LOL), and he was showing more of an interest in everything again.

His concentration levels soared to new heights, he could sit with his learning cd's on his PC for a good 20-30 minutes now, and was really starting to enjoy himself.

The most amazing change in him was that he suddenly started holding a pen and attempting to write a couple of words every now and again!

You might not think that's a great feat, but when you have a son who is almost 10 and can't write (or won't), or even hold ANY kind of writing utensil, you'll understand the greatness of it.

Kyle has never even coloured pictures in colouring books, that's how bad it was. Ok, he still doesn't, and it's very rare he'll try to write anything, but it happens every now and again. Of course, I jump on the chance EVERY chance I get and help him out as much as I can.

It's strange though. He's a fantastic little reader, and he'll type small stuff up on his PC if I help him with the spelling, but he has never ever liked holding anything that even resembles a pen or pencil.

I've tried just about every type you can imagine, but it's always been a no-go area.

I recently read about a new type of pen, one that's supposed to let people see what they're writing while they're writing, that I want to try. Seems some guy came up with the idea because his little girls had some problems and he wanted to help them.

Now if only I could remember the name of the pen...

Anna




Comments:
that is so wow!
i'd love to read more about it if you find that pen!
 
I have a nine year old son that has ADHD and LD. I'm glad I found your blog. Stop by and see me sometime: adhdguide.blogspot.com & shaneshares.blogspot.com I'll be back often!
 
I just ran across your blog today and plan on returning to read you often.
My son is 7 and a half and has ADHD. He is currently taking Ritalin and it has helped, but everything is still a struggle.

Us mothers of ADHD children need to stick together and share ideas!
 
hey anna! is there a part 11? i've written up to part 6 about me and damien...
are you well?
 
Hi there it is nice to know other mothers and fathers are there. My son is 12 and has ADHD with learning difficulty we didn't take the medication route. We did a behavioural management program and so far is wqorking really well. My son is very aware and understanding of his ADHD. He now attends a mainstream school and is responding well xx
 
HI THERE, I HAVE TWO SONS WITH ADHD MY OLDEST IS TEN AND THEN THE NEXT IS FIVE WE HAVE A LITTLE GIRL INBETWEEN WHO HAS NO SIGN OF HAVING ADHD. WE TRY'D DIET AND EXCERSISE WHICH WORKED FOR MY ELDEST BUT DID NOTHING FOR MY FIVE YEAR OLD HE HAS JUST STARTED SCHOOL, THEY ARE BRILLIANT WITH HIM BUT WHEN HE GETS HOME ALL HELL LETS LOOSE WHEN IT COMES TO HOMEWORK IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEAS PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
 
I wonder if someone here has had good experiences with using herbal medicine for ADHD. I ran across an ADHD supplement called Attend. Has anyone tried it? It’s at http://www.add-adhd-help-center.com. It looks great and I hought I would ask around before ordering.
 
Hi Anne-Marie! I just wanted to invite you over to my blog The ADHD & LD Resource Blog. I am currently hosting a book giveaway. The book is entitled "Your Defiant Teen." I'd love for you, and your readers, to stop by and take a look around. You're welcome to enter the giveaway if you'd like too. Take care.
 
hi everyone iv just found you lot there Iv a son at ten with ADHD he has just been diagonised a few weeks back he has been put on meds called concertra XL 36mgs has anyone heard of them and what did you think. Cat
 
Hi everyone my name is Kylie I have a son with Adhd he is now 9, we have our days some are good and some can be so so hard. Today Nick and I have had a bad day to the point I took him to my mums for respite and had to give him tommorow off school.I am glad I have found this site there does not seem to much support around for us mums. As hard as life feels at times I still would not swap Nick for the world as much as he can be difficult he has a heart of gold.
 
I am new here, my name is Vonnie and I have a son that has ADHD, the thing is tht his attention defficit isn`t that strong, what is extremely stron is his agressiveness and impulsivity, I live in Bolivia, my son Santiago is 7 years old, he is adorable and almos as tall as me and I am 6´3, he is an angel to me and I adore him but he has been so hurt in school and basically everywhere that he is not doing to good, we have been jumping from one dr to another for the past 3 years but nthing, I am now separated and about to get divorces, so basically dealing with it on my own, because the dad puts the money but still doesn`t accept it or wants to deal with it.
I love my son, he is now taking 3 medicines and it breaks my heart when they hurt him, he is getting so big, and I am afraid that some day I will not be able to control him... oh god!!
 
Me too, I would love to read more about your blog. Keep it up.
 
I just ran across your blog today and plan on returning to read you often.
My son is 7 and a half and has ADHD. He is currently taking Ritalin and it has helped, but everything is still a struggle.
 
At which poing people start claiming that Catholics aren't Christian....
 
Very well written information. It will be beneficial to anybody who uses it, including myself. Keep up the good work - i will definitely
read more posts.
 
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