My son has ADD - what next?
January 16, 2007 5:10 PM Subscribe
My 6 Year Old has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. We are not going to drug him. How can I help him?
posted by greedo to health & fitness (63 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
After 2 days of testing, my 6 year old son has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. (I already hate the label). After some quick research on the web, the diagnosis seems to make sense. (His disorder seems to arise from food allergies which we have been dealing with for 4 years) He is bright, does well in school (B student) and not aggressive or "bad". He has many of the hallmarks of ADD that are described in the literature, and he is often disconnected from the world. As a parent, I want to do everything I can to help him, but I have no idea where to start. One recommendation was that we get a family dog (he loves dogs) who would ideally be an unconditional friend. There must be others in the hive going through this. What has worked for you?