ADHD in Girls
how to handle emotional 6year old
Just for the record, I have ADD. I know all about the emotional whiplash that comes with everything else. My daughter has always been emotional, overly sensitive and drmatic. With her being my frist child i figures it was just apart of being a little girl,but when she started school and her attention became a problem her emotional state got worse. Now she has to repeat kinfldergarden and is being evaluted for learning disiblities. She was just officialy diginosied with ADD two weeks ago(altho i suspected this 5 monthes ago) so we are still in the process of figureing out medicine and a treatment plan that works for her. But i know that medicine alone will not teach her how to handle all the fear, anger, anxity, dissapoiment and sadness. She breaks down over simple slilly stuff. She might ask for a.favorite afterschool snack but when i tell her we are out she breaks out in sobs and lays in the floor crying. when we cant goto the playground on a weekend she might scream to the top of her lungs i wana go to.the playground! Over and over while crying. When getting in troble for hurting her sister or doing something she was told not to do she will cry and say i dont love her and every one hates her. If shes ever sent to her room she throws toys, kicks the wall and breaks things(like her glasses). Iv tried talking to her, but it seems to go in one ear and out the other. Iv tried scooping her up and just huging her(if shes not in trouble ) but that make her act babish. When i just cant take the crying any more i send her to her room and tell her she can come out when shes done crying. Most of the time that ends up in the angry fit i mentioned, but sometimes she stays in there and crys to her self. When shes done she comes out and gives me a hug and then we talk about what made her upset.
My point is this. I want her to be able to go cry it Out in her room if she needs to with out the throwing and breaking things. But anytime i tell her to go to her room to cry but do not break things.. It once again goes in one ear and out the other. Is there a way i can stress this and get it thru to her head. OR is there a healthier way to deal with her emotional out burst? And just how much will the medicine help with the emotional side of ADD? (shes taken Focalin XR 5mg for the last 2 weeks but there seems to be no diffrance so eaither the doctor will need to up the dose or change the medicine)
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