children with ADHD who talk A LOT

Shelia - posted on 08/25/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My six year old talks A LOT. He has improved on behavior and homework and respecting others bounderies. However he still gets in trouble for talking. even at home he has to get the last word. There are times you can see the look on his face like he knows he is gonna get into trouble for not being quite but he just can not stop himself. I am truly open to suggestions. We have told him not to anwer other kids in class who are trying to talk to him to see him get into trouble. He is so free hearted he talks to EVERYONE.

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Stacey - posted on 03/29/2011

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Ive personally wondered if our oldest son has ADHD lately. He gets in trouble a lot at school for talking all the time. When he is at home, all he does is talk, and cannot sit still for anything in the world! Even when he is laying down he is constantly moving around and will do this for an hour before he finally falls asleep. His teacher says that she doesnt think he has ADHD but we could have him tested. I dont really think he does have it I think he's just at that age he wants to know and learn things! So I dont know Im kinda at a loss here.

Nicole - posted on 12/02/2010

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My son 6 also has ADHD and gets in trouble at school all the time,he has even been suspended already which makes me sad. He is not a bad kids at all he just can't sit still or be quiet long enough to get his work done. The teacher since then has put his own little desk away from the other kids,next to her desk and now he is doing better. Sometimes just taking him away from the distracting can help a lot. Giving then a daily project that is fun,something to look forward too can help also. Like tell him,if your good at school when you get home you can do this.. Helps my son. Limit caffine and sugar from there diet can help too. I'm not a big believer on giving then drugs so I am trying everything I can to help him before it gets to the point they try to put him on drugs. We as parents just need to be calm and understand them and be there to help them not punish them to much,it will only make it worse. Good Luck as I am still learning too to deal with this.

Angie - posted on 11/19/2010

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I have a set of twin boys, one of them does nothing but talk, blurt out random facts/things.My son is 12 years old, he has been doing this since he was about 5 years old. There's nothing to do for me to stop him; he is very friendly to others, very nice, loves to talk to everyone including complete strangers, still at the age 12 yrs old. I asked the dr if there's anything I can do; at this point for his age, he told me just to remind him that he is rambling on about random facts. And then we try to change the subject. Good Luck.

Mary - posted on 09/28/2010

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Perhaps encourage him to write / color / draw to express himself as an alternative?

Merenda - posted on 09/21/2010

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Many kids with ADHD get bored way too easy, and they have a hard time paying attention to the work they're supposed to be doing in class. They might talk too much or fool around too much which gets them in trouble with the teacher. Or they might disrupt other kids around them, so those kids can't do their work and end up getting mad at them.
Kids with ADHD often have trouble inhibiting and controlling their responses. Instead, they may blurt out whatever first comes to mind without thinking through how their words may be received.
This overactivity and the constant struggle with self-control can be very frustrating for the child.
The next thing to do is sit down with your son when he is fairly focused and amenable to talking and problem-solving. Address the talking issue with him and come up with a plan to reduce the excessive talking. Your son may be interested in setting up a reward system to help motivate this change in behavior.
Come up with a signal you can give him to help increase his awareness of the times when he is talking too much -– perhaps the signal could be you placing your hand on his shoulder as a reminder to stop himself when he is going on and on. A physical signal like touching his shoulder is often stronger than a visual signal like a finger to the lips, but you may want to try using both signals together.
This helped me with my son!!!!

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