HELP! Out of control 6 year old!?

Amanda - posted on 12/09/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone!!



I'm down to my last straw here and desperately need some advice!!



I have a 6 year old who literally WILL NOT stay still!!! Not only will he not stay still, he is always standing. We know it is not ADD as we have been to the Doctor. They are hashing it up to him being a 6 year old but this is getting extreme. I even went as far as to buy him a movie pass and explained if you can sit for an entire movie at home then we will bring you to the movies (something he has been wanting to do for a long time). Well 5 minutes into the movie he is off the couch and jumping around!



It is so frustrating to me when I see the other children at his school or my friends children and they are able to relax once in a while.



Has anyone else experienced this and if so, does it get better!!!!



SIGH

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Amanda - posted on 12/09/2012

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Well I guess I should mention that he DOES have Asperger's which is why we were ale to see a specialist about his hyperactivity. They have concluded that it is not caused by the Asperger's! We have him right now on a gluten free diet, not sure if that is along the same lines?

Michelle - posted on 12/09/2012

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I am going to be honest with you, your regular doctor can not diagnose ADHD and his inability to sit still and focus sure sounds like ADHD to me. My son was diagnosed with it at the age of 4 and his symptoms were the same as your sons. You need to have your son seen by a psychiatrist to have him officially assessed for ADHD and just so you know there is a huge difference between add which is inattention and ADHD which has a hyperactive component to it. Your son is definitely not ADD but he could very well be ADHD. This all being said you can look into the feingold diet it helps some kids with these issues.

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