Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Sounds a lot like my DS. His ped. says it's too early to worry about ADHD testing - though DS's Montessori teacher definitely hints that he should be assessed.
My guy is definitely smart - all his teachers repeatedly say so while they are criticizing his behaviour. I don't know if it plays into his behaviour at all, but I am starting to suspect that DS may be mildly dyslexic as well. Like your DD, he has an attention span when he is interested in something, but he can't be bothered to stick with something that doesn't capture his attention.
We haven't had much success with anything other than physically exhausting him outside, which is a real challenge, but makes a difference. We are really struggling with the personal space issues and the odd habits (he picks his cuticles so badly that they get infected and damage the nails). I wish I had some good suggestions, but we are right in the middle of it.
mother of Patrick (7/31/03), and Michael, William, and Jocelyn (4/27/07)