Joanne - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 41 moms have responded )
My son is 9 and has recently been diagnosed with ADHD. We are trialing medication and he's on 8 hour slow release which he takes at 8am.
A lot of our trouble seems to be at bed time. He takes a long time to get sorted, seemingly dragging it out. Once he is in bed he finds things in his bedroom to play with instead of laying and trying to get to sleep. He has a tv and games console in his bedroom and we take the controllers so he can't be tempted to use it, but he's been sneaking them back from us.. or sneaking his handheld nintendo ds from downstairs. He's lieing to us about having things with him and we have to strip his bed down to find them.. and he gets them confiscated for the week. I've brought bedtime forward as a punishment to try and stop him behaving this way too, but he never seems to learn.. I just can't think of anything else to try... I can't remove everything from his room, but he always finds something else to fiddle or play with.. Any ideas??? I'm tired from being on the go all day and up and down the stairs until after 11pm some nights!!!