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Posted by Sheri on August 28, 2000 at 13:25:59:

In Reply to: Re: my daughter's ADD posted by Duane Murphy on August 17, 2000 at 22:05:58:

Para Lee,

I also have a daughter with ADHD. Her name is Kristi. She has spent much of her young life (14) being picked on and made fun of. This year seems to be much better for her. She has been working on controling her temper and learning how to listen to her peers. It's been hard work for her but every year seems to be a little better. We talk about situations she might be in with her peers and we play-act them together. The main thing that I think has helped her is POSITIVE encouragement and helping her learn how to act and react to social situations. I was told by doctors that she would be on meds her whole life and could not function without them. HMMMM. . . well, she proved them wrong! 3 years now meds free! Her grades are slowly getting better and better every year! Kristi prays everytime she feels she can't do something. She said "I can do all things!! God says so! Encourage! Encourage! Encourage! To-do lists helped. Total STRUCTURE also is a must for my daughter~! Just remember. . if you and your family really believe in your child so will she.


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