My 6yr old Daughter Tori is a very happy, loving, funny, bright, little girl that loves to talk, laugh, sing and dance, and be the center of attention. She is our Princess, our little actress. But... she always been a handful, a very Hyper, wild, stubborn child without an off switch... But we had always believed or I guess hoped she would grow out of that part.
When she joined JK at age 3 almost 4 she had problems biting and hitting, listening to rules and sitting still and being quiet. We had thought that it was because she had never been away from me. No daycare or too many play dates. I can't even count the number of notes I got home on a daily bases and she was even suspended 2x for biting and had to come home...
The next year in SK, the biteing was less but she still had a hard time getting along and behaveing appropriately. She still couldn't sit still, stay quiet or stay at the center she was supposed to be working at. Random yelling or noises to disrupt the class on a regular bases.
Well now she is in grade 1, and 6yrs old. She still has some hands on incidences, but the rest seems to have stayed the same and she is below where she should be in reading and writing because of this. She has to be removed from class so the others can work because she can't calm down. They take her to the Gym every morning first thing the run around and play and tire her out which has helped a bit but she peeks again as the day goes on.
At home she is not aggressive like this but still has a great problem staying quiet, sitting still, relaxing and calming down and sometimes speaks inappropriately and doesn't know why. She takes forever to fall asleep even when she seems tired she lies awake in her room talking to herself for sometimes more than in hour before passing out.
The school has brought in a specialist to review her records and observe her behavior... as of next week I fear that my daughter will be diagnosed with ADHD which the teachers have been wondering for the past 2.5 yrs. We are also waiting on a referal to a pediatrician for a second opinion.
I am terrified of the side effects that regular medications can cause. So that is what brought me here. I have just ordered Synaptol and hope it gets here soon so I can start it. I will keep you all Posted on her progress and if anyone has a similar story I would love to read it. Any comments welcomed.
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