Emma - posted on 04/07/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )
This was a comment left on another group
"Questions to ask yourself, and be brutally honest if you cant, ask these of some one else who is with your daughter alot. 1) Has she always been able to show she doesnt care when being punished, like time out or toys taken away? 2) When she is involved with something does it take everything you can think of to get her attention? 3) Is she almost obsessed with the activity or play she is doing? 4) Is she quick to show emotion, like anger, sadness, ect.. 5) does she show frustration easily, quick with the temper? 6) what are her sleeping patterns, can she go all day with out a nap and is an early riser no matter the time she goes to sleep at night, or is she difficult to get up in the mornings? 7) Is her day better when things run on her time frames or the schedule you have for her? 8) does she openly attach herself to strangers or hide from them with what seems like total fear? This is going to sound shocking but if alot of these questions are easily answered then you may want to haveher Dr. check her for bipolar or ADHD, I know it sounds impossible at such a young age but I have been dealing with these things since my son was about 2 years old."
Im not saying this woman is in anyway wrong as she has consulted her doctor and if following the advice given.
What i want to know is what the rest of you think about these disorders being diagnosed at such a young age.
I personally think that you can not and that in fact it can be detrimental to label children with disorders at such a young age.
What do you all think ??