Single mum finding it really hard with hyper child who never wants to sleep

Georgia - posted on 01/21/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is four years old and he's behaviour and sleep problems are getting worse .
Throughout the day he needs full attention when I'm speaking on the phone he constantly interrupts me I tell him over and over again to wait for a minute and I will be right with him but he won't process it and will repetitively call me to I answer and give him my full attention. I am with my son most of the time and don't have many people around . But when I do my son is in there face invading their space and has to be heard.
My son gets very sensitive and angry when he cannot get his own way an will sometimes go and for hours till he passes out that he has drained his body so much. Today as I would not give him my phone as he couldn't follow simple instructions to relax and wait he has than been lashing out at me and jumping on me hitting me kicking slamming doors etc... This went on for more than an hour. I tryed everything to calm him down but he wouldn't seem to listen or relax. He's sleeping is bad to there are nights where I'm trying to get him to sleep for four hours . He is up and down Like he has ants in his pants and has to hold the edge of the pillow case to fill before he can fall off and than will wake up seven hours later full of energy bouncing off walls for the entire day after . My social life is going as I cannot speak to anyone with out him interrupting myself or the person who is talking to me. I'm finding it hard and I'm shattered because of it. And I don't know how much more I can cope

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/22/2015

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Def speak with his doctor. But also, get him into a preschool setting even if only for a couple of hours every other day. This way he is in a new environment with other children, and he is focusing his energy on projects, learning, etc. He will also pick up social ques from other children. Good luck momma!

Sarah - posted on 01/21/2015

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Perhaps then you should speak with is doctor, maybe a behavioral therapist can help you find techniques that work.

Georgia - posted on 01/21/2015

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I've tryed this all I praise him all the time when he's not misbehaving . I give him all the love I can and he just craves all the attention he can get from myself and my friends . He invades peoples personal space I do not allot him to interrupt me I walk away and ignore after I tell him to stop and he Weill follow me he can't follow sinple instructions and he will not nap during the day no matter what I try he's constant . ADHD runs in my family and I'm hoping Ito get help with this as I'm now starting to think he has adhd x

Sarah - posted on 01/21/2015

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"I tryed everything to calm him down but he wouldn't seem to listen or relax." Right there is your answer. Stop fueling the fire. If you ignore his behavior and pay him no attention, he will stop. It may get worse before it gets better initially, but he will learn. At four he can understand to not interrupt your phone calls. When you are not on the phone, tell him what the rules are; no interrupting and when you are off the phone you will listen to him. Praise his success and positive behavior. Regarding is night sleep, he need 11 hours, if he only gets 7, he needs to nap. Overtired kids are often hyper and wild. Well rested kids actually sleep more. When my kids were little, if I was in a conversation with another adult, they were not allowed to interrupt. If they needed my attention, the rule was they should come hold my hand. That was our signal for me to take a break and see what my kids needed. It worked really well.

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