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  1. Alda Magnusdottir
    June 17, 2015 @ 5:51 am

    Thank you so much for writing this down. I’m in the same situation and don’t know what to do, this one helped me alot. I get looks from people, bad comments and more but like yours mine is the sweetest little boy in the world. Thank you so much again for sharing.

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  2. Jill Curry
    June 18, 2015 @ 6:32 am

    My 11-year old son has ADHD. I can relate to this article…especially the shoe issue and the dinner-table issue! He has taken melds, but is off them for summer in hopes that he will grow. I just started using an essential oil called Vetiver on him and it helps to calm him. Please research it and consider if it might help your son. I’m not selling it…I am merely suggesting another path for you to explore. I am much more in favor of natural healing methods (like oils) than meds, but the med definitely helps him…he could not get through a school day without it. Blessings to you.

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  3. Margo
    October 17, 2015 @ 10:26 am

    My son has ADHD so I can relate to all this especially the running late part. I live in Denver too and wanted to let you know about a fantastic program for kids/parents at Children’s Hospital in Aurora called the Good Citizen’s Group. It teaches parents positive discipline techniques and kids coping skills. It has helped our family so much!! One of the techniques I learned which helps with emotional outbursts is empathy statements. If my son was upset that he couldn’t have something at the store, I just say I know this must be frustrating for you, I know you’re disappointed, I would feel the same way, etc. I keep repeating it until he calms down. It works wonders and once he’s calm I can reason with him.

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    • Vicki
      October 19, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

      Just this weekend I was talking with someone about empathy statements, and especially doing this when they seem to get irrationally upset as most times they really aren’t being “dramatic” but they just can’t control those emotions. Thanks for the comment, I will definitely check on that group.

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