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      Mmy 7 year old has features of adhd but won’t diagnosed as at school he os ok he has ocd. But hos bbehaviour is putting strain on my marriage and family im at breaking point

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      Penny Williams

      It is tough when behavior is only in certain environments. Fear of getting into trouble might be helping him hold it together at school right now. At this point, some therapy and continued monitoring is probably best.

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      Sometimes children with anxiety can also hold it together until they get home and then they melt. One great idea is creating a structured downtime as soon as he is home with some alone activities that help with regulation: snack, room with door closed and colouring, lego, stuffies, etc. After some alone time, then exercise to regulate energy again. If you make it something everyone has to do, then it’s more about self-care. If it’s truly ADHD it will start to affect academics once they become more challenging. Teaching him self-regulation now could go a long way to helping him help himself and not take it out on you. Hope that is helpful…

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