ADHD ?

Michelle - posted on 09/17/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daugther is 5 years old, She is very stubborn, demand , hardly to obey my rule , she sometime not to be attention to the teacher and got warning three time in two mouth . She dont have hot temper or throw tanturn . is possible that she has ADHD ? she is tottally different than my son who is 7 years old, he is integellent, easy to obey my rule , dont like to get into trouble . So I was wondering about my daughter might have ADHD or just her personality ?

Michelle

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Lori - posted on 09/17/2010

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It does not sound to me like your daughter has ADHD. This type of child can not slow down, they are constantly needing to do something and when they can't that is when they get in trouble. It sounds to me like your daughter may be a typical 5 year old. But here is some info on ADHD, don't be too quick too diagnose your child with this disease, too many parents do this and then we have kids walking around being medicated unneccessarily. Here is the info it is from the CDC website (cdc.gov) Facts About ADHD

ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), and in some cases, are overly active.[1]



Signs and Symptoms

It is normal for children to have trouble focusing and behaving at one time or another. However, children with ADHD do not just grow out of these behaviors. The symptoms continue and can cause difficulty at school, at home, or with friends.

A child with ADHD might:

•have a hard time paying attention•daydream a lot
•not seem to listen
•be easily distracted from schoolwork or play
•forget things
•be in constant motion or unable to stay seated
•squirm or fidget
•talk too much
•not be able to play quietly
•act and speak without thinking
•have trouble taking turns
•interrupt others

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