Adhd in preschoolers

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Avatar n tn My so has been diagnosis with ADHD has been on Med for two plus years, but this think pooping in his pants just came about, about six months ago. The strange think is that he will walk around like he doesn't smell anything.
535822 tn?1443980380 Immaturity Mistaken for ADHD By Jon Barron on 09/11/2010 Could your child’s birthday be to blame for his ADHD diagnosis? Maybe, especially if he’s one of the youngest students in the class. In soon-to-be published research in the Journal of Health Economics, health economist Todd Elder, PhD, of Michigan State University, East Lansing, says as many as 1 million children in the U.S. may have been misdiagnosed with ADHD, simply because of their age and maturity level.
602796 tn?1219877065 A child or teen is unable to pay attention in class, and they suddenly have ADD or ADHD! This is ridiculous! Children in the first place, are always wanting to learn. And the fact that they are unable to sit still, could just mean they are bored. People just need to understand how to speak their language!! Their brain activity is moving at such higher speeds than the typical person next to them!
Avatar f tn , six or seven years of age), because until that time most of the behaviours exhibited by children with ADHD are typical of all children in the preschool years. (They may be more severe in preschoolers who have ADHD, but since some kids who are highly active in their preschool years definitely don't have ADHD, it's better to wait.) A lot of what you are describing is typical toddler behaviour - defiance, ignoring "no", climbing all over things, etc.
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Avatar n tn My son will be four in a few months. We recently had new baby who will be one this month. My sons behavor has gotten awful over the past two the three months. He does NOT listen to anything i say at all, things from asking him to put socks on to come here. He has a ton of energy. He is not a mean child but he does push and pull on his sister all the time even though he gets in trouble for it.
Avatar n tn To answer your question, the language we talk to her at home is not English, and the first time she begin to communicate in English was in the preschool two months ago. Thanks again.
Avatar f tn Unsurprisingly, Ritalin, given to tens of thousands of school-age kids to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), topped the preschoolers' list. But ADHD can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to diagnose with any confidence in kids younger than 5. Symptoms like restlessness and inattentiveness may simply be toddler rambunctiousness, "the terrible twos and trying threes," says psychologist Susan B. Campbell of the University of Pittsburgh.
Avatar m tn He has an older brother who is 4 and I never have seen this kind of behavior in him. The 2 yr old will be playing fine one moment and then the next he is very upset and nothing has been done to set him off. He will hit mom, dad or anyone around. He will throw things and nothing seems to console him. I would think that it might just be a home situation but he is behaving the same at daycare.
Avatar f tn Parenting with consistent discipline and support can help prevent over-diagnosis of ADHD in children. Sometimes, people think their child is ADHD when the child is still very young, under 5, and shows some symptoms. The problem with that is young children are still developing at very different rates and maturity levels vary greatly.
Avatar n tn Generations past men didn't wrestle with how to make their preschoolers stop hurting them. My husband, my father, and my father in law would never be in a situation where they are being attacked by a preschooler and they can't make it stop. And all three of these men are great dads, and well respected by their kids, and are not abusive. What's holding your husband back from grabbing this boy, and MAKING him stop in no uncertain terms?
Avatar n tn What I find most unusual and disturbing is a state they often get into in which they laugh in a giddy, almost maniacal way--it sounds very unnatural to me, almost spooky. Once they get started doing this, they can't be stopped. They just continue to laugh hysterically while running around and crashing into things. They almost never cry, for any reason.
Avatar f tn It's good to keep an eye out to see if she continues ADHD-like behavior, but there is a reason your doctor thinks it's too early - toddlers/preschoolers tend to act this way by nature. Have you let your daughter deal with consequences of not getting things done? Does she get disciplined?
571167 tn?1223218065 with my 1st 3 children. it along with bi~polar and adhd runs high in our family.the one thing our children never went without was love. no matter how bad we felt sometimes we always took very good care of them,said our prayers and knew we didnt deserve what happened to us. but on the flip side it has made us a stronger family, stronger people and less careless of a person. when you get hooked on something a dr. you trust gives you its a pretty scary thing.
Avatar f tn But many doctors say prescribing them for younger and younger children may pose grave risks to development of both their fast-growing brains and their bodies. Doctors can legally prescribe them for off-label use, including in preschoolers, even though research has not shown them to be safe or effective for children. Boys are far more likely to be medicated than girls. Dr.
Avatar n tn My 4 year old son is so terrible, i know your not suppose to say that and i dont say that to him of course. He got dignosed with adhd and it took four trys until we found one that worked the best. But all he does is act up badly. Its so bad my mother will not take him anymore. When he was in a 3 springs program they said he was good but acted up occasionally.
141601 tn?1264732309 my 3 year old son has really bad temper tantrums he kicks bites pinches and scratches people and i know 3 year olds have tantrums but sometimes he will just to it out of the blue one minute he is being so sweet and happy and then all of a sudden he just exsplodes i just don't know what to do. he is in speech therapy and occupational therapy and use to have behavioral therapy but is no longer receiving the behavioral therapy i think he needs it and will probably have him start getting it again.
Avatar n tn I realized it when the kids (both preschoolers) would bump into me. It doesn't seem to be that chondritis that's localized to just the sternum area-- i think that's called chostochondritis. My whole rib cage, front and back, collarbones, and hips seem to ache when I apply pressure to them. I don't know much about fibromyalgia other than there are no definitive blood tests for it, and there are points in the body that are affected. I don't think I have any of those specific points bothering me.
173939 tn?1333221450 but don't be surprised if your little one wants to watch the same programs over and over, and over again...multiple times in a row....limits need to be placed. I don't feel there is anything wrong at all with only becomes a problem when parents use tv as a babysitter and the tv is on all day long with the kid parked in front of it.
Avatar n tn and is currently in a special education classroom in hopes that one day he can be in a regular classroom. He is so impulsive that at age 2 he unlocked a bedroom window climbed out (6 ft drop) and ran away to splash in rain puddles in the street..( I happened to be in the restroom) After Screwing the windows shut, the next week he threw a can good through another window to escape.
Avatar f tn And don't say its my enviroments fault either, i was breast fed, almost never in daycare, went to the best school in my city for grade school, and the 24th best school in the country for high school (which i failed out of once because my ADHD killed me, and i didn't have it in check. So i went to a place that specializes in ADHD got a psychologist, learned how to meditate (by the way i HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT FOR EVERYONE!
Avatar n tn I totally agree with Tula. Far too young in my opinion to force adhd medication on him. Lord, adhd is overdone and the medication- over prescribed in my opinion. I think many behavioral problems are discipline related, not medical problems. For crying out loud, he's a young boy. Fact is, kids generally aren't as active as they should be, as in spending much time out of doors playing and as such, they go abit stir crazy being couped up in confined areas for any length of time.
482180 tn?1208537267 our son is on the autistic spectrum, first diagnosed with aspergers, he started intervention at two, recently his neurologist changed it to pdd, ocd, adhd, n sensory processing disorder. when he was younger you had to wait to get hugged, or ask for a hug, and he did but with a stiff body. now that i gave you a bit about our son. the problem is this: my husband feels our son is too intimate with me. my son likes to kiss mommy on the mouth, likes to cuddle up next to me or on my lap.
Avatar n tn they tickle each other and have great fun, then he gets to preschool and tries to tickle the other kids, and they don't like it.... He doesn't seem to GET that what works in one situation is not appropriate in another situation. I switched preschools after the teachers said they suspected ADD. I can't imagine he has ADD, since he is so calm, concentrated, and easy at home and in general. His behavior problems were isolated to the preschool classroom which was pretty large--22 kids.
Avatar n tn Help! My daughter will be 4yrs. old in a month. I have been having problems with her behavior for a long time now. If she asks me something and doesn't like the answer,(I don't even have to say the word 'no')she tells me to 'shut up', 'go away', 'I don't like you', I don't love you'. When I try to correct her she gets violent. She throws things around the room, at me! She hits me, slaps me, grabs at my clothing, screams, slams doors. It's like having a teenager for a 4-year-old!
145992 tn?1341348674 I never thought I would be in this position. I'm a very balanced parent, I think. I allow him to have his feelings by giving him room to do a lot of things, so I'm lenient in a way with what I feel I should be lenient with, but I'm also very strict when I feel it's necessary.
Avatar f tn ADHD is very rare in girls. Be very careful before allowing her to be put on medication.
Avatar f tn I'm not married to his father. I've only been in their life a year and a half. In this year and a half I have been a mother, a nurse, a baby sitter, a playmate, and a friend to this little boy. I've loved him since his father and I became serious. I'm more of a mother to him than his own. I play, I teach, I cuddle, kiss boo boos, discipline, and encourage. Isn't everything I just listed considered mom duties???? I HAVE been a mother to him.
Avatar n tn myself and others will give you lots of info, support, and as well, you will see you are so not alone in this fight. many - and i mean MANY - of us have either been in your shoes, or are still in your shoes. and many of us have gotten THRU this. and know haven't done anything WRONG. now, you just need a little help. and a little strength. and there's alot of that here! so hang on sister... help is on the way! it's just late, so know that the cavalry will be here in the a.m.!
Avatar n tn When I returned to work he went to a local daycare. During his first week there...literally after being in daycare only four days....I was approached by the daycare director. She informed me that my son had shown some "odd behaviors" that concerned them.....signs that she felt might be "austism". She said my son would not allow the staff to touch him, hug him. My reply to this was: "HELLO!!!?? people are complete strangers to him..