son isn't hyper at school or baseball pratice, but is at home

Rosie - posted on 06/04/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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my son is super hyper and annoying, very impulsive at home. he basically torments his brothers with his annoyingness. always getting in their faces, always jumping on them, always impulsively hitting them (not hard, just playful annoying hitting). he's very overwhelming to say the least. this year he has not been like that at school, and he started baseball for the first time, and i've noticed he isn't like that at practice or at games either.
what do i need to be doing differently at home. i obviously know it's something i'm doing since he's learned to control himself for the most part away from home. lately i feel at my wits end, and i get very angry with him. please give me some tips so i don't lose my mind, AND so my son can learn how to handle himself at home. thank you!!!!

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Tuloni - posted on 06/06/2011

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Talk to the counselor at your son's school to find out what reward system and/or punishment system they have in place for him. You may also want to impliment that same system at home, only curtail it to the home setting instead of school. Creating a behavior chart and posted home rules may also help. It gives him an accountability of what to do or what not to do. Have his siblings tell him in a calm way the things that he is doing that upsets them, if possible. This will help him to understand the hurt he is causing to others by his actions.I find that alot of ADHD kids need visual charts to know how well they are doing when it comes to their behavior. Your son may also possibly wanting that one on one time with you or dad and act bothersome just to get that attention he is craving wheather it be positive attention or negative attention. The most important thing is to stay consistant and follow through with your punishments. If your son is sent to time out, make sure he is not watching tv or playing with his siblings while he is suppose to be in time out. Make sure that you take time out for yourself so that you can better help him. I know all too well about being at wits end. I have 4 kids and only one has ADHD along with ODD. It is that one child that will display extream behavior, like taking all the eggs out of the ice box and craking them on his two younger twin brothers' heads. I hope this helps.

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