My child is 5 years old, he has ADHD.

Jessica - posted on 10/07/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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The school wants me to medicate him. I DON'T WANT TO. Any mom's have suggestions for me? I want to whatever is needed for my boy to do well at school and at home.

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Jessica - posted on 10/08/2012

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He has been seeing a Mental Health Therapist, she believes that he is ADHD. His father was/is still ADHD. At first I thought his problem was just him being 5 and a boy. Also for the past year his father has been in prison. Now my son and his father were VERY close. I think that has a lot to do with is problems, but not all of his problems. He hasn't technically been diagnosed. I also believe that it is hard for any child to sit for that long. His teacher says that he is the only one that acts out. He doesn't sit still, makes random noises, doesn't follow directions well. At home he is still VERY hyper but I can control him. I kinda think that his teacher can't deal with him or wont. With in the 1st week of school he had to go to the principals office. At least once a week he gets in trouble to where he is either sent to the office or removed from the class. I am just trying to get some ideas to help him. I just want them at school to want to help my boy, not drug him. I believe that you can teach a child as long as you have the calmness to do so. IDK I am working on setting up a meeting with the principal and his teacher. What do ya think?

Jodi - posted on 10/07/2012

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Who diagnosed him with ADHD? This is very young to be diagnosing a child with ADHD, and I question the diagnosis. Little boys are normally very hyperactive. It is abnormal to stick a 5 year old boy in a classroom and expect him to sit for hours on end and listen and learn. Not sure where you live, but there is something wrong with an education system that expects this. So unless you have had tests and neurological evidence that it is ADHD, I would be questioning any diagnosis at this point. Is it only an issue at school? What is the problem? Why do you think he has ADHD?

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