Estefanie - posted on 02/04/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
My daughter was diagnosed at the age of 4 with ADHD with almost no impulse control. I tried meds for 2 years and decided it wasn't the path for us. She was too much a zombie and thought of death often. Not very good signs for a 6 year old. So we have been med free since she was 8 and as she has gotten older she has gotten a better handle on controlling her impulses. She was tested this year and is considered a gift student. Her teachers have always worked with me to allow her to stand up to work, move chairs, sit differently than the others in order to accommodate to her needs. I have her in several after school activities, cheerleading, acro and girl scouts but its not enough. She is still so full of energy when she gets home. Unlike myself who is tired from work, school, girls afterschool activities ( you catch my drift). Last night I came home with bags of groceries which she helped me carry in. She accidently dropped a jug of apple juice all over the kitchen. it exploded. I sent her to her room where later after cleaning up a 48 oz of apple jucie man made beach I had in my kitchen I went to her room to talk to her and she told me "mom I swear I didn't touch it. It must had slipped off the counter. I have no clue how" Now I watched her hit the apple juice by accident while she had impulsively leaned on the counter to see a picture frame of Disney princesses. she had no clue that she had done anything. Its all the extra energy. My question is what do other moms do to maybe help with the extra energy or help for their child to notice they are being impulsive.