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  • Is it ADHD, bipolar (?), now diagnosed with Graves'

    Hey, I am new and desperate. We have taken our son out of school. He is 8 (9 in June) and in third grade. He has always been a typical 'boy' in school. I have three other old children and I have been through the public school thing before. My oldest (son) is now 21. He was ADHD, dyslexic, later...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by cherpear on 04-08-2008
  • New to this forum,new to homeschool

    Hello I am in Collins,Mo and I am looking for familes to have get-to-gathers during nice weather, I have 2 boys 7yrs and 2 yrs. We been homeschooling for a little over a month and it is going ok. The 7 yr. old is ADHD/OCD/ODD and early onset of Bipolar disorder. Anyone in the area please respond. If...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by nene2fourboys on 04-06-2008
  • Re: New to Homeschooling, and new area...

    Just my opinion, but I have found that the school systems have very little in the way of people qualified to diagnose conditions. Many friends of mine have tormented their children and themselves because of what experts had to say. My kids are very active. I always say I'd rather work on calming...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by kellyburke on 02-26-2008
  • Re: New to Homeschooling, and new area...

    Thanks for the tips. I am in the deciding process of whether or not to home school a 8 year old with ADHD and many other problems. He certainly isn't learning much at school but, does well with me one on one. Not sure about having him home 24/7 though. Anyone have any encouraging thoughts about the...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by maryfrantz on 02-25-2008
  • Re: New to Homeschooling, and new area...

    Hi Adrien My son is 14 and diagnosed as ADHD followed by Asperger's. Once he hit middle school it became intolerable. The stress made him very aggressive which wasn't his normal behavior. The doctor's began to overmedicate to compensate for the aggression, and he was almost a zombie. Last...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by chemcindy on 02-19-2008
  • Re: New to Homeschooling, and new area...

    Hi! I have homeschooled my daughter in the past (she's a mommy herself now) and she had some problems with keeping focused. I have taught many children in different settings and my very favorite way is to concentrate on anything (one at a time) that they are interested in and pull all the subjects...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by Account_Inactive on 02-18-2008
  • Re: New to Homeschooling, and new area...

    2 Important ADHD Helpers ! ADHD is definitely tamed with intense attention to daily eating habits. I, personally, have experienced this transformation through healthy eating habits. No sugar for sure, try to stay away from all processed foods. Cut back extensively on time engaging with electronics. Tv...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by aadeogba on 02-18-2008
  • New to Homeschooling, and new area...

    Hello my name is Adrein, I am a mother of a 9 yr old boy who has been diagonized with ADHD by a lisince PHD, and Aspergers by the public school system. I also have a newborn of 7 months of age, lil boy as well. I am married, and taking care of my grandmother who has Alizermers (Old Timers). I just turned...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by misspinkpiggy78 on 02-14-2008
  • Re: Bipolar Child

    I am glad that you liked it! I am so sorry for your loss...I remember the days of sitting in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (the NICU club) and wishing so badly that I didn't have to experience any of it...but ultimately in the end we somehow emerged on the other side w/a new found strength and...
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by a on 01-25-2008
  • Re: Bipolar Child

    HI Pamela, You are welcome! I am glad to have helped a bit. I have learned to expect the unexpected...b/c that is usually what happens. Since day 1 - as a parent, I have been thrown quite a few curve balls. Here is something that I would like to share with you. Enjoy! ~a Welcome To Holland I am often...
    Posted to Special Needs (Forum) by a on 01-24-2008
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