ADHD or just normal?

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Registered: 05-16-2008
ADHD or just normal?
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 8:30pm

OK, So my soon to be 4 year old is making me crazy!!!

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 11:54pm
Are we raising the same child? ;) We are going through this very same thing right now and it is so very frustrating. I have two older boys and I don't remember them being this way at all.

My middle guy has ADHD, as does my hubby, and I know that it is genetic. I've been wondering about ADHD as well but I think it is too young to tell. My son was diagnosed when he started kindergarten, even though I questioned it far beforehand.

The only thing I've found to be really effective with Landon is to stick to my guns and not engage him when he's being difficult. If he is whining, I try to ignore it. When he gets out of bed, I put him back but don't say a word. The less attention I give him, the quicker his tantrum or whining ends I've noticed. It's harder than heck to do most days, but it works. On the days when I really feel overwhelmed, I'll put on my ipod and crank the tunes. I'm still there, but I can tune out the bad behavior and keep a little sanity!

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Registered: 10-13-2005
Sun, 02-12-2012 - 6:41pm

I have a 2yr old stepdaughter, a 4 year old of my own and a 5yr old step son who all do the