Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mello-yello | 2007/05/07

Q.

Out of control child that wont stay home

My four year old son is out of control. His father and I divorced a year ago and since I left he doesn't want to stay with me. Instead he wants to stay with his grandmother or his father. Doctors are assuming he is ADHD and he had been diagnosed with behavoral problems. But he is very smart. All I try to do is talk to him and try my best to get him to stay home but he doesn't want to. He has a little brother that is following in his footsteps doing exactly what he does. As a single parent I really don't know what to do. It is taking a toll on me and my mother. Would they be any link between him not wanting to stay home and some diognoses?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very unusual problem and you certainly need help as does your son. The best person to help here would be an experienced child psychologist. He/she would need to see both parents when your child attends for the first time.

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