HELP! i am desperate, my 4 yr old is so full on

Tamika - posted on 04/25/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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hi to all, i am a stay home mum of 3 children, 4, 2 and 1,



my 4 year old son is very intelligent and knows his numbers colours, right from wrong, rights his own name etc etc and the list goes on,



but our problem that we have with him and has been like this for some time, he is on the go, full on, never stop's until bedtime, he choose not to listen or hear you when speaking to him, we see a lot of anger in himself towards his brother and sister and our friends children, his rude, back chats, does not make eye contact, he sometimes finds it hard to Concentration, but loves and will sit in front of a movie (from start to finish), he is calmer and quieter when we are at home and only around mother father and siblings, but as soon as someone comes over he has to run around and show off and be silly, he will be like that the whole time, and as soon as they leave, he will then quiet down and come back to himself.



he has always jumped/climbed over our 2 meter fence, but at the moment he has been jumping at least 8-10 times a day, we have sent him to his room and taken him to time out, growled, taken toys away, we have tried all. when we take him to his room, we come back like 4 min later to have found he has climbed out of his window to have jumped the fence again,



please help me....

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Brianna - posted on 04/25/2010

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You should have you naturopath or dr see if he has a food intolerance. He maybe be getting to much sugar, or be intolerant of wheat gluten, milk, eggs, etc. the basic blodd test that most drs. is not exact enough. There are lab tests that do a genetic test for food sensitivities and that may be what is causing some of these behaviors. One Lab that I know is EnteroLab at www.enterolab.com. We will be doing this with our LO soon as both my husband and I have some food sensitivities and want to know if he does as well.

FYI - Food sensitivity is different then an allergy, that why standard tests aren't as reliable.

Good luck I hope that you find out what is going on.

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Angie - posted on 04/26/2010

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My brother was diagnosed about the same age (I think he had started school so maybe 5) I am 7 years older so I saw a lot what was happening.

I would look at diet, I know that some, but not all, children respond well. I would try and stay away from the meds if you can, he is young and long term nothing like that is good for your body.

My BF has a son like this, he is now 7. I have found that it is impostant to make eye contact, even ask him to look at you when you are talking. But he does sound like a busy boy.

Tamika - posted on 04/25/2010

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last time i went and seen the naturopath, he told me iam killing my son, with all the fruit i am given him, eg he said his not aloud to have watermelon, bananas, grapes, apples, strawberry, melons etc, etc, because they all have natural sugars, but what kind of fruit is left for him to eat, but iam just about to look on the net for enterolab, and we will give it ago.

Tamika - posted on 04/25/2010

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thank you so much for your help, we have seen a paediatrician, naturopath, behavioural therapist, speech therapist, even a natural healer, ive tried everything, even his kindergarten has there concerns about him, the paediatrician assessed him the other day to tell me he has ADD, but i am just not at all 100% with that, she also told us to put him on Ritalin, i think she was going the easy way about it.

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It all sounds like fairly normalish behaviour to me. Maybe a little extreem. But if you are worried take him to your Dr and see what he says.

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