Jessica - posted on 01/15/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 7 year old son will be 8 this June. He does have ADHD but it is very mild and controllable. My problem recently with him is that we have to repeat ourselves with every single thing we tell him. He has a routine when he wakes up for school, but we still have to remind him what to do. He knows the rules of the house, and he's a very well-behaved boy. He does what he's told, he behaves well in school, but it's like he's a huge airhead! We have to constantly tell him every step of everything to do around the house, whether its picking up his toys, taking a shower, getting dressed.....everything. I keep thinking that a soon-to-be 8 year old should be able to think for himself and especially know what to do after constantly being reminded. It's like he will not do a single thing, unless we tell him and it's getting so frustrating. I have no idea what to do. He is my first child and my second one is due in a few weeks. I didn't have the greatest parents growing up, so I can't exactly go by their ways, so I'm on my own. Any advice would be great. Thank you.