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I appreciate the feedback. But I was looking for ways to help discipline him in a manner that doesn’t come off as blaming him for something he cannot control.
I’m with you. ADHD is hard to grasp. I always feel like I never know what I’m doing.
My theory is that there’s a lot more stimuli at school than there is at home. Too much too look at, to think about, too many people and a different set of rules. It’s uncomfortable for them.
Do you speak with his teachers?
This sounds like my boy. Exactly like my boy. He was recently diagnosed.
But he got suspended from before and after school care from the time he was 2. He would draw on walls, kick things, push, hit, roll around, run around, hop, skip, jump, blurt out, and everything inbetween. The diagnoses in my case made so much sense, but I wasn’t trying to allow someone to tell me that he had ADHD at 2 because sometimes it’s just too early to tell.
I did say though, if the issues persisted into Kindergarten I’d get him tested. Now we’re working on regulating medication, behavioral therapy, a 504 plan, etc. His teacher and administration have helped immensely with everything as well. His behavior in school has changed, and he’s no longer labeled the “problem kid”. With the diagnoses came understanding and a desire to help.
I say get him evaluated. The worst case is that he has ADHD, and that’s not that bad.