Posted by: Anon | 2012-11-29


ADHD 2.5 year old boy

we are convinced my 2.5 yr old son is adhd or something. he cant sit still ever,serious lack of concentration,cant even sit and eat food or drink,is VERY hyper,learns things VERY quickly though so is very intelligent,he has now picked a 2 swear words,he hits us back when we smack him and now pushes other children after he saw 2 boys doing it to eachother. really feel like we need serious help :(
is he to young to diagnose yet?what else can i do?

Expert's Reply


ADHD Expert

Dear Anon,

Diagnosis at this stage is possible, although there are very few educational psychologists who have the expertise to do so at this age.

Having said this, there are understandably some behaviours that are causing you concern, and regardless of a diagnosis these can be addressed. I would suggest looking for a reputable psychologist who offers workshops on managing children's behaviours; these are often referred to as parenting workshops.

It is very important to manage his behaviours in an effective so to reduce the chances of 'problem behaviours' cropping up at school. The attention may still need to be addressed in other manners later, but managing the behaviours for now will help you all get along more comfortably.

Kind regards,

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