Veronica - posted on 09/25/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have a 4 yr old who began PreK this yr. He acts up every single day hes in school. Yesterday I had to be called by the Asst Principle and pick him up from school because of his behavior. He starts out the morning fine but by 10am, he's unmanageable. He won't sit for more than 15-20 at a time. He runs around while the rest of the class is trying to listen to what the teacher is talking about. He has these massive tantrums and fits when someone in authority tells him to do something. They've described him as getting very angry at times and seems that sometimes he cannot control himself. His attention span seems to be very short and he's easily distracted from what is going on at the moment. Sometimes if he doesnt want to to it, he'll go limp and fall down on the floor and has to be carried to whereever the class may be going. He bits, kicks, scratchs and hits the teacher and asst teacher. He's very smart and creative to be 4 yrs old. Hes very active and full of energy all the time. When I talk to him he completely understands that he has been bad at school but then the same behavior repeats again the next day. When he's at home, half of the things he does at school he doesnt do at home. I'm concerned that he may have ADHD. I need some advise please. Should I be concerned or is this just normal 4 yr old behavior?