Not sure If my 11 year old is really ADHD.
My 11 year old has been diagnosed with combined ADHD since she was about 3 1/2. We have tried all kinds of different meds. and have not found anything that really helps. If you tell her something she forgets two seconds later. She lies to you like it is normal and doesn't realize she is doing it most of the time. She can go from crying on minute to laughing the next. She sneaks food and hides it. She has to hold on to everything even old school papers. She chews on anything she can get in her mouth. Has trouble bringing school work home, but gets great grades when she does her work. Likes to make up excuses for things that she wouldn't even get in trouble for.
When she gets grounded it is a big deal to her for a little while and then doesn't seem to care at all. There has been things that we have taken from her for months just because she seem like she cares to get them back. She back mouths all the time, and feels that she is right no matter what. When she is proven wrong or does something to hurt someone she has to be told to apologize, cause if not she wouldn't. She has had trouble in the past with stealing things from people, like pens, pencils, money, ect. I am not for sure if this is still an issue but feel like it might be. She has shown violent tendencies towards others when she doesn't get her way.(mostly younger & friends) She will do anything she can to make kids at school like her but could care less what we think.
She will have really good days then she has really bad days. I need to find a way to deal with this and to help her deal with all that is going on in her head. She is a good girl she just can't figure out who she is.
Please help us get on the right track and stay there.