My 11yr old son has ADD along with other learning difficulties too. My biggest one is trying to learn about ADD as my son is so different from any other kids. For those who have ADD kids, what are you doing to support your child, did you change food diet, what do they do outside of school?
He really doesn’t have any friends. he has been bullied in the past, he has been verbally bullied few weeks back which I got on top of. He would prefer to play on electronics as its something that can simulate him. His addiction to gaming has gotten so big, this week I have changed the rules to a little more stricter. He has trouble entertaining himself. Legos are too easy for him, I got him to build me a flat pack cabinet together x 2 last week and teach his younger sister to mow the grass. He gets bored very quickly. He builds robotics following instructions together and it’s too easy for him no matter how hard it is. He doesn’t like sport, he doesn’t like to be instructed. I have to force him to go for a walk or a bike ride. He prefers to stay in his room. I let him dye parts of his hair blue to help him express who he is yesterday for the first time. Will find out today if the school isn’t happy or is fine with it. I’m trying to learn about who he is, I sometimes find it stressful.
I don’t want to see a psychologist or a counsellor as he keeps his emotions bottled up very well and paints a pretty picture. I found out when he went to a school counsellor and turned out she cant help him, she wasn’t able to help my daughter and son. So shes no good. I’m hoping to hear what parents may have done to help or any advice you have got.
Posted anonymously, 15th June 2018