Chenyl - posted on 10/04/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 5 year old is way too hipper for his age. I'm pretty sure he has ADHD, seeing as I had it when I was a child and he acts exactly the way I did when I was young. We have tried to have him tested but they won't test a child for ADD or ADHD until they are 6. He just turned 5 in August, so I still have practically a whole year to wait until we can get him tested. He also doesn't like to listen, and often runs away from me thinking it's a game when I 'm trying to disipline him calmly but sternly, especially in public. When he does this it frustrates me to no end, which results in me losing my temper and yelling at him, ultimately leading up to a spanking. It's worse in public because I think he realizes that I won't raise my voice too much to him in public and I definately won't spank him. I don't like being that mom that has to spank her kid to get him to listen, and even then it doesn't work all the time. It seems like nothing works and I'm at the end of my ropes. He knows how to push my buttons and keep pushing them all day until I can't take it anymore and then I do yell and I do spank him, because I don't know what else to do.... nothing works. Do any of you have any suggestions on channeling his energy into some type of activity that he can do or even we can do together so that he is not so hipper and out of control?