My name is Mary Alice and I'm a single mom to Johnny 8 and Thomas 5 and 3/4s he will be 6 on July 20th.
Thomas is my hard to handle always ready to argue with anyone child.
He handled kindergarten no problem only had one major outburst and after realizing he wasn't going to get his way we made it thru the rest of the schoolyear without any issues ( I prolly should knock on wood seeing school isn't over until next Wednesday for him).
However when he is home things are much different he has been exhibiting alot of agression , disobeys continuosly,calls me mean names and does alot of other things that I consider not normal behaviour for a child.
I have been told he exhibits alot of asperger traits and bi-polar tendencies however when I ask the pediatrician about it I'm told oh he just is ADD and you should get him counselling.
So how did you get the Ped or Dr to listen to your concerns and how long did it take for you to get your diagnoses?
I just have a feeling that these issues need addressed before Thomas starts 1st grade this fall or they will come to a head.
Thanks for any ifo and if you want to know more detail feel free to ask.