I just don't know what to do anymore.
My oldest dd has always had behavior issues to varying degrees. I have always sworn that I would never medicate my children, but I have thrown my hands in the air and have exhausted all of my options!
She is super, SUPER hyperactive at home. I can ask her ten times to settle down, but it's like she has no control over it! It's gotten so bad that I am afraid to leave my 10 month old baby near her, because he always comes close to getting hurt, or does get hurt.Just a few minutes ago she was spazzing out with her guitar in the living room (he was in his walker near her,) and she swung the guitar around and clocked him in the head, leaving a cut and goose egg just ABOVE HIS EYE!!! I was LIVID!! Maybe an hour before this incident, my son was laying on the living room floor and she ran across the living room and almost jumped on his head as she went past him! She is always jumping/kicking her legs/bouncing/singing things around and never aware of anyone or anything around her. I just don't know what to do anymore... This has been going on for such a long time, and I dread weekends when she will be home for two whole days because it is so stressful and I constantly have to be looking out for the safety of the two younger kids. I have tried everything to get her to listen, but it's almost as though she just can't. She tries at first but then slips back into the unwanted behavior very quickly. It is really taking a toll on our entire family.