Laura - posted on 11/15/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )
My son is 5, he has always shown SOMEthing "wrong" as he does not seem to have the ability to control his talking, has had sleeping issues from day one, and has very ragey tantrums. He is VERY smart, sweet, and is not "bad" as far as hitting kids in school, or cussing, or being mean, he is very loving, shares and plays well with others, not with drawn in any way, and is very outgoing, he just can not seem to control some impulses once he is stuck on a path HE has chosen (will ask the same question a hundred times before you can answer him, or will continue to ask if he is not satisfied with the answer, etc) you can sit him down and explain to him what and why you are telling him not to do something (you might get hurt, or break it, etc), and before you can finish the explanation he will ask why as he continues to do what you have told him to stop, like you never said a word.
I use to think "maybe it's just ME he does it to"... But his teacher says it, his sister, my husband, and pretty much ANYone that spends more than a few days with him.
We thought it might be ADHD, but teacher says she does NOT think so or see any red flags for it.
Dr finally gave meds to help him GET to sleep about 3months now, as we think it's rest or "the lack there of" related, but he does not STAY asleep more than a couple of hours, which would be ok if it were enough, or he could be left to his own devices, but he does things he KNOWS he's not suppose to and destroys things while we are still asleep.... Uggggh.... We have tried bed time rituals, melatonin, reading to him at bed time, keeping his room bare essential simple to "lessen the tools of destruction", but he will ALWAYS find SOMEthing to use even if it's his nails, a toy, a large splinter to carve in the wood of his dresser.... ANYthing....
I'm looking for the best herbal sleep aide, something to calm him, and help him focus that can either replace the colonadine the dr prescribed, or be safe to take with it.
PLEASE HELP US?????!!!!!!