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Posted by joanne on January 22, 2000 at 09:49:02:

In Reply to: Behavioral modification and family therapy posted by Penny on December 30, 1999 at 14:55:30:

: My ADD-diagnosed 11 year old daughter will be started on adderol(sp?) after a couple of weeks of doing a checklist at school while "unmedicated" to see if there is an improvement. I have made an appt. with the psychologist that did her testing for family counseling, as we all need to learn how to deal with her situation. My 14 year old son has difficulty getting along with her, and my husband and I are frustrated in trying to help her with her problems. I was wondering if any of you out there have had any success with family counseling and/or behavior modification techniques? Any advice or ideas about things we could do as a family, or any particular strategies for behavior modification? Also, can anyone recommend a good book co-authored by a teenager for teenagers with add? Thank you and God Bless you! (even if you don't have any ideas!)
: I have an add 4 yr old and I do day care for him.. I know his mom denys the fact he has it.. I went to the library and looked up add, and ask the librarian to help you find a book that includes a video tape .. there may be more than one.. one of them gave me some info on instead of just saying "no" - to make a specific request and make sure they know or understand it.. it is so easy to just say "no" but with add the children ned to know first what is expected of them and then they can see what they need to do..

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