Posted by: Jen | 2010/06/04


ADHD or?

Please can you to me what causes a child to go wild at times. I have an almost three year old who is very busy and very clever. Some days he is fine and then other days he literally goes wild. Cannot stop jumping, will not listen at all and if I try and talk to him I have to physically hold him down as he jumps up and down and I honestly just don''t have the strength. On these days he is out of control, he cannot play with any one activity, he is destructive, refuses to use manners and is naughty (I don''t use that word with him and I hate to think of MY child as naughty) - but by naughty, he does things that he knows very well are unacceptable. Is it boredom? Over tired/stimulated or could this be the start of and ADHD child? I am very strict with meals and drinks. Sugary treats and chips are for special occasion and he does not get them on a regular basis. I read all food labels to ensure they do not contain any bad preservatives etc. At what age can he be tested?

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Your son does appear to have many of the symptoms of ADHD.This is best diagnosed once he is at school. In the meantime you are doing the right things with his diet and should also give him Omega 3 daily as well as giving him Biostrath daily.

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Posted by: Me | 2010/06/06

Mabe he is just over active.But maybe he also show signs of autism??Im sorry i really dont want to make you alarmed or anything,but maybe you should have him assest?Or take him to a OT.They can quickly see if theres signs of autism or ADHD and stuff.A friend of mine son was ferfectly " normal"  up until age 3,and then suddenly he had these episodes aswell,she thought it was just her boys ways in doing stuff.She left it a bit late and he was diagnost last year Nov as being autistic!he turns 7 this year.
My son has sensory problems,and is with a Occupational therapist,and he is 4 now(he has very sensitive hearing),she has a doctarate in Sensory modulation ,so she knows what shes doing.And she also says the earlier you do something if you suspect something about your child the better it is to help them.
And we as mothers knows our kids,and if we feel " something"  is not right,we are ussually right!

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Posted by: Purple | 2010/06/05

I think all children at this age have these days.

Ensuring they get enough sleep and eat healthily as your adoing does help, as does having only a few broad rules that you consistently enforce helps too. With time things come right.

Something that helps when your child is difficult like this is to take them outside and distract them with some running around. Getting a gym trampoline indoors for them to bounce on is great for their muscle tone and also helps with getting rid of energy especially on rainy days.

I don''t think they can really diagnose ADHD until about age 7 and these might be signs of it, but they might also just be days when he''s having an off day.
The book toddler taming is extremely helpful with what is normal and you don''t need to worry about.

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