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Posted by Randall on February 10, 2000 at 15:19:30:

In Reply to: ?'S ABOUT ADD-9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER posted by JONNIE on January 31, 2000 at 13:43:31:

: Hello to all I'm looking for some advise regarding my daughter, she is 9 yrs. old and is a really wonderful kid loving, caring, intelligent and for the most part a great kid. However there are some problems. We've had these since she started school but it seems they are getting worse ie..the mornings in our household are getting terrible, they have always been rocky-she hates;getting up, getting dressed, eating breakfast, finding her stuff (you know the stuff she said she had together the night before) she misses the bus alot so we take her which is not a big deal to us anyway. But, getting her going is so hard and it turns into a battle everyday and trust me we have tried all the suggestions we've received from getting ready the night before,limiting choices to 2 but she gets the final choice. She would rather stay home yet once we get her to school she is okay with it. She actually likes parts of school and performs well in the things that can catch her attention. Her recient report card was c's c-'s and an A. Teacher says she is a delight an added bonus to the class but she just doesn't apply herself.
: Along with these things she is forever losing or forgetting everything from socks to her bike. She is ultra sensitive and gets frustrated so easily and then there is the boredom factor.I could go on but I'll stop and ask for your advise.
: I have had a couple people lately mention that she has some traits of ADD and am turning to you the "experts" who have lived it for advise. Do I test? Wait? Talk to her? Do I take her to her pediatrition? A therapist?

: I appreciate the help,
: Jonnie

In reply to your message, You're situation sounds very much like mine. It sounds like your daughter is very intelligent but, I think I would also consider the possibility that she might have a problem with depression and/or other related illnesses. Depression can cause a number of problems. Just a suggestion. Alot of people take these problems for granted.

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