• over 1 year ago

    Mom with 13 year old ADHD son

    My son has always had a hard time fitting in due to his ADHD diagnosis since 2011. He’s older and I’m concerned about his social skills he dosent know how to have a mature Conversation with kids his age he seems to get along with his younger cousins better

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  • 11 months ago

    RE: Mom with 13 year old ADHD son

    Well, you cannot make him like certain kids. Maybe he has more things in common with his younger cousins.

    Is he the oldest of the cousins? Maybe it's that he has grown up with them and therefore he hasn't developed his skills with kids his age.
  • 7 months ago

    RE: Mom with 13 year old ADHD son

    I have a 13yr old diagnosed with ADHD and I’ve been noticing similar behaviors. His teachers have noticed as well that he will hang out with children in younger grades than he’s in. He also struggles with social skills with peers his own age and communication. This is my first attempt in seeking support from other moms dealing with ADHD on a daily basis. This diagnosis alone is difficult to deal with and throw in the fact their a teenager now and the rollercoaster that comes with that is very overwhelming! I’m thankful I found this post! It’s reassuring that I’m not the only mom experiencing this!
      • 5 months ago
        this is part of the ADHD process. My son goes to a counselor every other week and she also counsel me. They need professional help and so do we. I am dealing with my son diagnoses for 3 years. Be consistent. Keep a schedule for him. Put notes around the house to help him. Remember, he does not mean to forget. He really do not hear you when he is concentrating on something else. Don t give him more than one task at time.