Hello everyone! I'm new here and reaching out for some help and hopefully to connect with some other mamas with ADHD kiddos! My name is Tara and I'm a mommy to a sweet 10 year old girl.
For the longest time I've known something was a little off, but my husband was in denial. She has always struggled with sitting still, focusing, fidgeting, not listening, forgetfulness, high energy, sleep and the list goes on. School is definitely a challenge for us around here! I was approached by the school where they expressed their concerns with me. She's "behind" other kids her age, and seems to struggle with the same obstacles over and over again. I decided to make an appointment for her.
A week ago, we got the diagnosis. I just feel so lost for my sweet girl, and I don't know how to help her next. Doctor is already pushing for medication, and I just can't bring myself to go through with it yet! At the same time, my baby is struggling with friendships, grades, focusing, sleep, she's delayed and behind all the kids her age. I feel like I'm constantly looking for ways to just "tire her out" and counting down the hours until bedtime- total mom guilt over here!
If you have any possible suggestions or advice for us, please shoot it my way! I look forward to reading your responses.