Our 6 year old son has exhibited signs of ADD/ADHD.
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is he playing with other 6 year olds because that just sounds normal. This was our 3rd year first year of tball was agony half the team sitting on the field or spinning in circles but they had a BAD couch. Last year was better but still after the 2nd inning half the team losses interest. This year was his first at a more competive level and I think we were stricter then the coach. Whether they know he was ADHD I don't know its on the info for the league because he is on medication for it I just don't know what info they do give coaches but I have pulled him off the field before but to be honest he wasn't THAT much different then the other boys on the team. Coach canceled practice on more then 1 occassion because they just weren't paying attention and he gave more then 1 "talk" during a game about paying attention. My thing I always tell Liam is his coaches are VOLUNTERING their time and if he is going to waste it we are
He was playing with other 5/6year olds, but it was very obvious that he was not into the game the way the other boys were.
You have gotten a lot of good advice from the other members.
Your son's doctor doesn't sound very supportive and I wouldn't trust him or any other pediatrician to diagnose ADHD (I just don't think they know enough or are qualified to diagnose or treat ADHD), so I would take him to a pediatric psychiatrist, neurologist, etc to have him tested. My daughter's doctor told me my daughter didn't have ADHD when I asked him a while ago because she was playing with her Nintendo DS during the appointment and he said if she had it she wouldn't be able to pay attention to play a game which is totally false (many children can concentrate on things they enjoy like TV or video games), so I took her to a pediatric psychiatrist and she was diagnosed with ADHD combined type. She is now on Concerta and I have noticed a big difference in her ability to focus and also remain calmer around other children. We still have a lot of trouble, but the medication has been so much help and she is a lot happier now and so am I. Don't be afraid to use medication. Remember if you or your son aren't happy with it you can try another one or just stop using meds all together. I always knew my daughter had ADHD and before she was diagnosed I used supplements, but noticed no difference in her. I still give her Coromega 3 fish oil and a daily vitamin and also Attentive Child because it has magnesium in it so