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ADHD brother

Postby JGRD146 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:59 pm

I have a young brother, 10, who suffers from ADHD and i know it isnt his fault but he cheeks, swears, hits my mum and ive had enough of it, we all have but we all love him and it technicly isnt his fault. Hell do whatever it is necessary to grab attention and recently he threw an egg at a neighbours window embarrasing my families reputation. Any tips for dealing with this?

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Postby Weasley » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:58 pm

I don't know anybody with ADHD but they usually take medication. Is your brother taking any kind of medication? If he is this should control his behavior a little better. Is he taking the correct dosage? Sometimes people can miss out a tablet which affects the medication doing it's job properly. I don't really think there is a cure for it, although I could be wrong...
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Re: ADHD brother

Postby rin » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:08 am

My 13 yr old brother has ADHD too. Don't let his behaviour make you feel frustrated (although I know this is hard). He isn't doing the things he does out of naughtiness, he is doing them because of his condition. If your neighbours can't accept that he has this coindition and that is the way he is then it is their hard luck. There is a good chance he will grow out of this and whilst there is medication available, so long as he isnt a danger to himself or to others, there is no need for him to be on any.

You sound like a lovely compassionate person so just be sure to take regular breaks from him and allow the other members of your family some time off too. Sometimes there are days away or weekends that children with ADHD can go to for respie, it might be useful to talk to your gp (or his specialist) about this, or (and i know they get a lot of stick but they can help) social services.

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