Jessica - posted on 06/28/2012 ( 44 moms have responded )
My son is 5 years old and about to start kindergarten in a couple of months. He's very hyper and impulsive. I can't ever get him to sit still and concentrate on anything. He's good when he's by himself. He'll listen and he's a little angel. But when he's with his siblings that are 2 and 3 he always misbehaves.
I believe he has ADHD as it runs in the family, but medication is not an option for us. As he's about to enter into kindergarten it has me nervous that he won't be good for his teachers. Right now my husband and I share a vehicle so it's not an option for me to run to school every week because he decides to act out.
He had gone to one year of Pre-k 3. But he skipped a year because we moved and I couldn't get him in in time. Although he was 2 years younger, he always had problems and got in trouble at school then and I'm concerned that that's an indication of what will happen now.
Has anyone experienced this with their own children? Did going to kindergarten and being in a structured environment with other kids their own age calm them down? Or did it not help? Thank you for any input.