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Why 17 YO Boy Lied?

Posted on 5/17/2019

Last week my 17 year old son lied to us. Blatantly and obviously. Together we attended a school band event, the kids were allowed to stay for a DJ and dance. My son texted me and asked if it...

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Life After College is Too Comfortable- Time to Adult

Posted on 3/11/2019

Hello, My stepson in 23 and a recent college graduate with a communication degree. His father and I have been married 2 years ago. His parents are concerned about his seemingly lack of...

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Diagnosing the Problem

Posted on 2/20/2019

My 6 year old son is currently undergoing a neuropsychological evaluation to help identify root causes of his recent struggles to keep up academically in 1st grade due to difficulty in paying...

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"Parental Empowerment Conquers Medical Experiments"

Posted on 1/10/2019

My kids are considering putting my grandson 6yrs on medication, for being hyper and not paying attention at school. Do you know what after effects this will bring?

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Eyebrows: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Posted on 12/24/2018

Recently my 12 year old daughter has started pulling out her eyebrow hairs to the point of it being extremely noticeable. Says she is aware she is doing it but can’t seem to stop. She can not...

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Worried Grandmother

Posted on 11/3/2018

My granddaughter has OCD and has a therapist and a psychiatrist (who prescribes meds). I read your article stating you feel that kids with anxiety, mental health issues do not need meds. Does...

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Thoughts on ADHD and Discipline

Posted on 8/19/2018

Where can I find John's thoughts on disciplining children with ADHD? I remember reading in one of his books that they can learn how to behave with the same disciplinary methods used with "normal"...

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5 year old bothered by noise

Posted on 7/25/2018

My granddaughter is 5 1/2 yrs old. She has a movement disorder called Complex Motor Stereotypies and along with that is a sensitivity to loud noises. She will be going to kindergarten in a few...

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12 y/o sensitivities most likely manipulative behavior

Posted on 6/21/2018

My almost 12 year old daughter has been having issues with visual/hearing/touch sensitivities that started when she was 9. These issues have gotten to the point of disrupting not only her life,...

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6 year old likes shaking hands

Posted on 5/27/2018

Continuing on concerning twin boys. One boy tends to shake hands over and over. Should we gently ask him to stop? It’s happened more when he’s excited about something he’s watching or waiting for....

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Twins

Posted on 5/19/2018

How do you feel about diagnosis of autism. 6 year old twin boys have been diagnosed. They function fairly well. They have received extra help. I’m their grandmother. I sometimes need help!!

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Parents Know Best

Posted on 4/19/2018

Our daughter is in Kindergarten. Her school wants her assessed for support services. She is having behavior issues in class. (Which we are trying to have her held accountable for, but the school...

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14 year old boy with food issues

Posted on 4/16/2018

what resources do you recommend for the parents of a 14 year old boy who is engaged in an eating pattern which is headed to anorexia. we have a medical doctor, dietitian, and a sports trainer...

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School Toy Story

Posted on 3/29/2018

Hi, I have a question regarding my almost 7 year old daughter. Last year she got kicked out of kindergarten after 3 suspensions in the first few months of school. She was then sent to a...

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Psychological Testing is a Must for Dyslexia

Posted on 3/28/2018

The elementary teacher of our 3rd grade son believes that he may have dyslexia. We would like to see about having him tested. We don't want to get to wrapped up with physiologists and possibly...

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Alternatives to ADD testing

Posted on 2/3/2018

My daughter is six and in the first grade. She will not turn seven until June. Thus far, we have had two teacher/parent conferences. The first conference in the fall, the teacher said she didn't...

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False Diagnoses

Posted on 12/4/2017

HI John I enjoyed your article "Are many cases of autism wrongly diagnosed?" You were right on the mark when you said "kids grow out of these many of these things". An acquaintance's...

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Post-Medication Depression?

Posted on 12/1/2017

My son was on Ritalin for 11 years before he no longer decided to stop taking it. After he stopped taking it he had many periods in which he had depression which he could not really explain. By no...

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!1 Year Old Trouble Adjusting

Posted on 7/22/2017

My son is 11 yo. He has autism. Tonight he told me that he should not live because he will never be able to achieve his dreams, that he will not be able to have a wife and children because he...

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When an Adult Child Needs Help

Posted on 7/20/2017

Our 29 year old son was essentially a model child growing up- a good student with very few behavior issues. He graduated college in 2010, during which time he was was charged twice for...

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9 yo Sensitivity to Clothes and ADHD

Posted on 7/6/2017

My son who is 9yr old has had sensitivity issues for a long time. Tags rubbing on the back of his neck, tight clothing, loose clothing etc drives him crazy. His two other siblings don't...

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9 Year Old Learning Self-Control?

Posted on 6/9/2017

I am totally convinced my 9yr old son can learn self control through the methods talked about here. He does relatively well at school and when he is separate from his twin younger siblings (5yr...

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ADHD Meds and Discipline

Posted on 6/9/2017

We have a 9yr old son who is on ADHD meds. We tried to take him off his medication with guidance from the doctors and he was an absolute train wreck. He was hitting everyone, cussing, spitting...

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Autism Evaluation

Posted on 5/16/2017

Our 8 year old daughter has learning difficulties. Her public school has worked with us each year on Individual Education Programs (IEP) that have resulted in her meeting with speech and...

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9 year old has tantrums & hits and bites the teacher

Posted on 5/15/2017

9 year old is second of 4 children all of which are very intelligent. This 9 year old started throwing temper tantrums at home and school in Kindergarten. He was put in IEP because of behavior...

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Annoying 10 Year Old

Posted on 3/15/2017

My son 10 yo is doing noise with him mouth like clics all the time. I can't stand it anymore. He has autism but I am not sure if it's to let go stress or just because of a bad habit. It makes...

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Teen Meltdown

Posted on 2/22/2017

I read on here to take a time out before engaging with a teen and making a decision. Then once giving your decision, being a 'robot' when responding. We have an intelligent, 6ft, almost 15 yr old...

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Website Policy

Posted on 2/6/2017

So the saga with my DS continues. It has been 2.5 months of consequences & he has not gotten his act together with handing school work in on time & he has lost his precious phone & social...

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13 year old Son Hyperactivity

Posted on 12/11/2016

Hi! I have read John's ADHD book and it all makes sense to me. However, I am having a hard time figuring out why my 13 year old son is so hyperactive. He literally cannot sit still to complete...

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10 yo Autistic Trouble Relating to Friends

Posted on 11/3/2016

My son of 10 yo has autism. He speaks all the time. He interrupts us all the time and doesn't seem to see the signs of others when they are upset about it. When revising with my daughter, he...

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ADHD or not.

Posted on 11/1/2016

My son has a major focus issue, and has always been hyper, unable to pay attention or remember several instructions at a time. Some days are better than others. We have eliminated all artificial...

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Alternatives to ADHD Medication?

Posted on 9/19/2016

I am currently located on Fort Bragg, NC on Active Duty. My wife has been convinced through friends that our daughter has ADHD. I have disagreed with this assessment but have entertained the...

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Adopted daughter and extended family problems

Posted on 6/25/2016

I have a very energetic defiant adopted daughter. She was diagnosed with ADHD. We have given her medicine in the past but after reading John's book have taken her off and are trying consistent...

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9-Year-Old With Anxiety/OCD Issues

Posted on 6/5/2016

Hello, My 9 year old daughter seems to be having some anxiety/ocd type problems. She wants us to repeat the same things back to her and at bedtime she has a routine of things she has to say. The...

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Charting is Effective Tool for "ADHD" 13 YO

Posted on 5/20/2016

In the context of managing a 13 yo, ADHD boy. Funny, popular, witty, knows how to be respectful when around other adults or wants something. But he's a handful when not on his med. We are working...

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Grandparents now Parenting 8 YO with ADHD

Posted on 4/30/2016

We've very recently taken legal custody of our 8 yr old granddaughter and truthfully do not know what kinds of behaviors to expect of 8 year olds. Of concern is that she has extreme mood swings...

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4-Year-Old Gets Frustrated Easily

Posted on 4/16/2016

My son is 4 yrs. He is an only child. When trying something new, he gets very frustrated very fast if he can't do it right within a couple tries. This happens when practicing numbers, letter or...

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4 yo Diagnosed with Autism

Posted on 3/18/2016

Dinah, we had her last neurologist appointment this morning. John had said in a previous question of mine to have her developmental/ mental status evaluated before continuing. We are told she is...

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Pediatrician Pushing for 4-Year-Old to Be ADHD Tested

Posted on 3/16/2016

My four year old son's pediatrition is pressuring me to have him tested for ADD/ADHD. I don't want this done. Do I have any rights in this matter? He is very active and somewhat of a behavior...

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Curing ADHD

Posted on 3/3/2016

Hi, I just finished reading "The Diseasing of America's Children" by John Rosemond. My two older boys have been "diagnosed" with ADHD. The advice in the book is helping a great deal. My question...

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5 year old having issues at preschool

Posted on 1/13/2016

Hi. My son is almost 5 and has been a busy/hyper boy since birth. He has improved in the last month's thanks to the ticket system, but still having issues at preschool. His teachers are ill...

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18 month old head -banger

Posted on 11/12/2015

I have an 18 month old son that has started head banging out of anger. If he doesn't get his way, he will immediately bash his head- into the table, chair, floor, wall, whatever he is near. Most...

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Healthy Diet for Kids

Posted on 9/9/2015

ADHD Diet specifics

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6 Year Old Not Motivated

Posted on 9/7/2015

I have a 6 year old son with multiple medical issues. Among them is hydrocephalus, which often causes non-verbal learning disability and difficulty with executive function, but he does not have...

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6 year old Turmoil

Posted on 9/2/2015

I have four children: girl - 12, girl - 9, boy/girl twins - 6. Our daughters are usually well-behaved, but our son's behavior has caused a lot of tension between my husband and I, and our home is...

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Executive Function Disorder

Posted on 6/30/2015

I'm hoping for guidance for a 13-year-old with an "Executive Order Dysfunction." Essentially, he has many of the traits of autism, but not enough of them for an ASD diagnosis. A local agency has...

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11 Year Old Obsession

Posted on 6/9/2015

Hello. Our 11 year daughter has a deep obsession with ticks... the other night she couldmt stop saying "good night I love you " at bedtime and finally broke down crying saying she couldn't...

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11 year old behavior issues

Posted on 4/10/2015

We have an 11yo son who still poops his pants. He has other behavior issues for yelling and screaming in the classroom. We thought he was potty trained for urine & BM but looking back I don't...

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8 Year Old Issues, part 2

Posted on 3/16/2015

Overwhelmed with issues..... Our 8 year old son has verified life threatening (anaphylactic) food allergies to peanuts, wheat, eggs, dairy and others. He was recently was tested by a...

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8 year old issues

Posted on 3/15/2015

Overwhelmed with issues..... Our 8 year old son has verified life threatening (anaphylactic) food allergies to peanuts, wheat, eggs, dairy and others. He was recently diagnosed by a psychologist...

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