I sometimes wonder if my DS would be considered ADHD if assessed, but I don't think he actually is. But he is VERY busy. I'm wondering if there are some food/diet or other behavioural (i.e. non medication) things I can do to help him, well, just settle down.
He CANNOT sit still. He is 7. It is like he has an "on" and "off" switch. When he's tired, he falls right to sleep and nothing will wake him. When he's awake, he is like the Energizer Bunny x 10. He moves constantly. If he's talking to grandma on the phone, he is walking around the room (over the coffee table, across the couch, behind the tv, he does laps). He's constantly running through the house, jumping on the bed, couch, chair, whatever is nearby. Or throwing things.
When he's watching tv even, he is constantly moving, he'll stand up, sit down, lie down, roll on to his tummy, then his back, then hang upside down, then start over again. During dinner he is up and down off his chair constantly. His report card also commented that he does not seem to be able to sit still. They also said that he is very active and that we should enroll him in extracurricular sports, (they say he's very athletic, but also VERY busy and energetic). It's like he's this little ball of energy and sometimes he'll even just go "waaah" or "blaaah" and do like he's running on the spot very fast and wagging his arms and hands like he just can't get the energy out.
He's never liked crafts or printing or anything else that requires a lot of focus and sitting still. He is a good reader and LOVES math, but he prefers to do it standing up and he is constantly moving around as he does his work. Unfortunately this doesn't go over well at the public school where they have to sit at their desk.
We have a big backyard and he's involved in sports so I try to keep him active, but he seems to have endless energy. I'm wondering if avoiding certain foods (or feeding him certain foods) would help, or having him do yoga, or avoiding tv or ??
Any ideas or BTDT that helped?
Edited by monkeybum - 9/5/11 at 7:22am