My son is ADHD, which is a diagnosis his school will never know about. We did not go through the diagnostic process for an IEP, crazy check (SSI check), or drugs. We work on his issues with positive reinforcement, eliminating his rituals, punishing misbehavior not due to his ADHD, and greatly altering his/our diets. We saw a great improvement when we eliminated dairy from his diet, for example. We also work closely with our chiropractor and naturopath specialist. Our son takes a high amount of a product called Neuromax (since ADHD is a neurological disorder), digestive enzymes, and probiotics. While he ate a pretty healthy diet to begin with, the occasional trips tp McD’s are over. We eat no processed foods or foods with HFCS, MSG, or artificial colors and flavorings. This means I make and can our stocks, roast meats to make sandwiches, and even make all of our tortillas! We eat much more like my grandparents did.
Also, my husband and I are married and he is the rock of our family. I gave birth to our son naturally and he never had a drop of formula. I also made all of his baby food. Our son receives different forms of discipline as needed, including corporal punishment. Both sets of his grandparents are married to their first spouses as well, and are a positive and loving presence on their grandson’s life. Not all ADHD cases are the same, so please don’t lump all situations into baby mama just doesn’t want to deal with it scenarios. To be honest, I used to think the same thing. Now with our experience with this precious guy, my feelings are quite different.
Amen... we are in the same boat.
There really is no such thing as ADD. You have been lied to... does your son focus on anything?
ADD is not a neurological disorder. CAPD is a neurological disorder. ADD is a made up disagnois.