Isn’t My 4-Year-Old Too Young to Be Diagnosed With ADHD? Common Parental Concerns and Answers

Preschool teachers, relatives, and even friends have commented on your child’s abnormal hyperactivity, lack of focus, and daredevil behavior. You experience the extreme behavior every day, but you hesitate to pursue an evaluation for ADHD in no small part because it is scary to think your child has a neurological condition that will impact his health and happiness. Here are reasons parents often give for delaying a diagnosis, and responses from ADHD specialists who strongly persuade them to reconsider.