Natalie - posted on 08/05/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
i noticed something different with my son at 22 months. i took him to his 1st mommy and me class...while he was the only toddler running around full force, on the jungle gym, throwing balls, riding the little tricycle while the other children just sat there, and talking very clear instead of pointing things that he wanted. it didnt concern me due to the fact that he was my 1st child and didnt know what to expect. i felt it was normal to have a boy that was active, interested in how things worked,( which then he would take it apart just to see how it did work), curious about all animal life. By the time he was in 1st grade, i dealt with his teacher at least on a daily base. he would always get himself into trouble, even got sent home and was suspended for the remainder of the day. by the 4th month of school, i felt like his teacher was very irritated by my son and just gave up on him. i finally got some help-not by that teacher though, we started out on strattera, changed does twice-there was not much of a change. That school year ended when we went to adderall which is working out good. the next year at school his confidence level was very low due to his past teacher. the teacher he did get embraced him and welcomed him-she knew him from the previous year and told him this is a new year new grade and new teacher. right off the bat his confidence level shot back up. he had a great year considering the year before :) so from having a negative teacher in 1st grade, he is now in 4th and still talks about her and how she treated him -which breaks my heart and is still a sore subject.
*******so onto my question....who has gone through that sex talk? i have noticed he makes little comments on how "hot" girls are when he sees a girl. my reaction to him is-if you think that she is pretty or beautiful then say that. saying that their "hot" im sure they wouldnt like that- so i know its just a matter of time till someone at school his age or in 5th grade will tell him before i do. his father is an "every other weekend dad" -so i am a mom as well as the dad. i do feel comfortable talking about out body parts but with adhd childrens minds i feel like i have to approach it differently....any advice?