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10 year old Daughter: ADHD/Tics/Anger

I have posted on here in the recent past.  I am at my wits end as to what I must do.  My daughter doesn’t want my help or my husbands help with school work.  She gets extremely frustrated if either one of us looks in her take home folder. She yells, screams, and gets very angry.  I am only trying to help.  We have both explained that we are more concerned by how she is acting then whether she completes her homework or not.  She must not yell at us.  She has been yelling a lot in other areas of her life as well.  She also acted up on a field trip that she told me she wanted me to go on.  While riding in one of the school vans, she kept pushing me over so she could have more space without considering I would be on top of the other mom sitting next to me.  She has not been showing any regard for other peoples feelings, or where we are at the time of her anger.  It seems she doesn’t care at all about what other people think.  She still is on 1mg/day of Guanfacine since July 27th.  One whole pill in the morning and 1/2 pill at night.  She takes a daily multi children’s vitamin as well.  Please help!  Any suggestions?  Losing my mind and growing more gray!

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How old is your daugher?

Posted by LRaymond on Nov 12, 2013 at 7:21pm

The title of the post said “10 year old daughter”

Posted by hitwcidb on Nov 12, 2013 at 7:33pm

Part of my son’s ADHD is a real lack of awareness. He cares deeply about others and is very sweet-natured, but doesn’t realize when he’s too close to others or too loud or too pushy.

I suggest talking to her doctor about this and possibly with a therapist. As well, occupational therapy (OT) helped my son with these issues some too.

Here’s an article on Raising Socially ADD-ept Kids by Dr. Larry Silvers that may help as well: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/9675.html.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Nov 12, 2013 at 8:42pm

Thank you!

Posted by ur2laugh on Nov 19, 2013 at 5:38am

You may need to look into upping her dosage, also what about an IEP?  She may be acting this way because schoolwork is difficult for her, maybe the homework is to overwhelming and so she acts this way, with an IEP she can have specific things in place, such as certain subjects that are difficult for her, she doesn’t bring very much homework home, or she only has to do every other problem..etc. I also agree with having her see a therapist.  Good luck!

Posted by klsmidwestmom on Nov 20, 2013 at 8:09pm

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