We Need some advice for our Busy 5 year old! PLEASE!

Lisa - posted on 05/28/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 5 year old son is very busy, it is now actually interferring at school, I am getting notes home about him not following safety in the classroom, following through with instructions, especially when it's time to clean up a centre. We have always noticed he's been busy.. very short attention span, doesn't listen to well, always fidgeting or having the need to have something in his hand or touch everything. Sometimes when you look him in the eye and explain something it looks like he gets it but then goes right back to doing the same thing. I am meeting with his teachers tomorrow and also my doctor.. is there any advice out there? I feel like I am doing something wrong and all of this negativity is taking away from my 6 year old son... My husband and I are at our witts end... beyond frustrated because we know he is such a sweet, loving & smart boy! PLEASE HELP!

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Lisa - posted on 05/28/2013

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Thank you so much Samantha, you have just made me feel so much better! you are so right... sometimes I feel as though teachers are so quick to through the ADD or ADHD at you just so they can be medicated and easier for the teacher. I do NOT want my child to be a zombie... he's a very go lucky friendly boy who's full of life! Thank you so very much!

Samantha - posted on 05/28/2013

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There! he is sweet loving and smart and don't let anybody tell u no different. he is 5 his attention span is suppose to be short, all children are not the same (some are shy others cry a lot ) but that doesn't mean there is something wrong with the it is just who they are. What you need is a little patience (and the teacher too). My daughter is 5 and she is a talker and sometimes i wish she wasn't because we are a the supermarket and she drops a comment or makes aremark that I'd prefer she was not, but what am i gonna do scold her because she speaks her mind? no way we work our way around it. have fun with him that is just what he is doing after all he is only going to be 5 once.He might be a great inventor cause he like touching so much.

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