As a child I suffered from ADHD I still rember all the times I was told to think before I acted, I remember the family therapy sessions we all had to go to and the drugs I was forced to take because people couldnt handle being around me. I was a pain I understood that but I hated those drugs, I was a very active child but whenever I had to take the pills I would turn into a zombie I no longer was myself, I didnt want to play I would just sit undercover whilst all the other children played. I remember my mum telling me I hope one day you have a child just like you! Well you guessed it, it happened! God help me was it really this hard for my mother? I somtimes feel like a horribble parent because sometimes I just cant deal with her and at times I may even let some vulgar language fly at her because shes just done another outrageously stuipid thing. So I can understand why frustrated parents would turn to ritalin or similar drugs, but as previously mentioned I had to take these myself so I know what it feels like to be on it and refuse to put her on it. A few months ago I was reading a medical research report into ADHD and they trialled the use of coffee on affected children with quite positive results, So me me quite curious decided to give it a go. It actually worked really well I gave her a cup of coffee when she was jumping around the loungroom at 8pm at night I was actually quite nervous that this would make her worse so anxiously I waited watching for the next 10mins and would you believe it calmed her down almost instantly! I have been using it ever since and it seems to work quite well and its a better option than the shock collar I was going to get ( just kidding).If you are in my situation give it a go see for yourself. Also if you have a crazy kid like me hang in there it does get better kids eventually grow out of it I was 15 myself before I stopped getting in trouble at school then I actually became quite an active listener.
Thanks for reading!


Posted by mom91070, 24th August 2014


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  • Not sure why but your story seems to have repeated itself twice.

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  • Wow this is exciting and interesting.. Fingers crossed you get to keep her trialling these things and don’t have to put her on the medication. Coffee obviously has the reserve effect on her.

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