Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Hereditary Nature of ADD and the Sins of the Fathers



The teacher at the new kindergarten where Image is going to informed us (in a very sensitive manner) that she picks up that Image has certain integration issues and "fall-outs" and recommended we see an occupational therapist.

Oh shit... I, J. Hardspear de la Azotea, who is scared of ADD know where this is leading to...

3 comments:

Momcat said...

Even if the diagnosis is what you most fear the positives are that generally girls cope a lot better with ADD, you will have diagnosed it early and you have a lot of understanding of the syndrome so you will have a level of understanding and knowledge that a lot of other kids dont get from their parents. Sterkte jong!

Julia said...

I can totally understand your anxiety about this. One thing that I am endlessly grateful for is that both my kids had their issues spotted and diagnosed early. Child1 was 4 when his ADHD was diagnosed. Child 2 has also just turned 4. It is overwhelming but I believe that you guys WILL cope with whatever comes your way. Thinking of you lots. Mail me if you want to talk.

Angel said...

Dude! Don't panic! Things have come a long way and an ADHD diagnosis may not be the end result at all.
Start supplementing with Omega3 NOW, use the OT and find out what you can do at home in addition to help Image deal better with situations that currently cause a "fall out".