what will the dr say about my son

Brandi - posted on 04/01/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son has had behavioral issues since he could talk. He is almost seven now and my husband is just now on board with talking to our pediatrician. My anxiety is through the roof since I am the one that is with him all the time and I work at his school. I witness all the issues. He can not keep his hands to himself, he is defiant and stubborn. He interrupts everyone and he hits people for no reason, Everything is an argument! Yesterday he punched me which was the last straw for me! WHat will the dr. say? I am not ready to put him on medication for anything because his grades are great, Teacher says he could have all 100's if he would stop making silly mistakes. Just need to hear from others in the same position and their stories of when they first started getting help.

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Dove - posted on 04/01/2015

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If he's been having behavior issues this long it is quite disturbing that you've waited til now to address it. You are making your son's struggles so much harder that way. Hopefully his doctor will refer you to a child psychologist or behavioral specialist who will appropriately assess and diagnose (if necessary) your son. It is possible that he has an issue to overcome... or it is possible that lack of consequences has taught your son that his behavior is acceptable.

What was his consequence for punching you yesterday?

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/01/2015

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First of all, if he's had behavioural problems since he could speak, regardless of whether or not your husband thought it was necessary, you should have asked the doctor if there were concerns.

As far as whether or not he needs medication, that will need to be determined. Yes, if he'd stop all of the behaviours, he'd probably do great in school, but since he's completely disruptive, combative, and cannot keep his hands to himself, there's obviously a need for something. Whether that's medication or application of a consequences/rewards system, something needs to be done.

Jodi - posted on 04/01/2015

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I don't think it is just about his grades, but if he is interrupting everyone, as you say, then it is NOT okay. He is disrupting the learning of other children. This needs to stop. You shouldn't be dismissive of that just because he has good grades. If you won't put him on medication (or if he isn't determined as needing it), you STILL need to address that issue with some consequences.

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