Many of my readers may not know. My son suffers from hyperactivity. Formally his pediatric neurologist wants to confirm ADHD but since he was only two when we brought him in it was too early on. He was first diagnosed at the age of two years old. He just turned three and I feel at times it has gotten worse. Is this really going to keep on? I just can’t deal. I know he doesn’t understand since he is so small and it’s not his fault. It just can be extremely tiring and draining throughout the day.
Yes he is the only child. We plan on hopefully expanding our family in the next 2-3 years. We wanted to wait until Avery was in kindergarten. I suffer from PCOS which caused a huge amount of weight gain after child birth. I’m still currently working at. I want to be at a healthy weight before carrying another child and we also have had some financial struggles since Avery was 8 months old.
Because he is an only child he doesn’t have that type of interaction than he would being with another child. You can tell he is craving that attention. He was attending an in home based daycare which turned out to be a complete fail. The provider was not trained to care for children who suffer from hyperactivity.
My opinion of the situation changed when yes she referred him to start early intervention but on the downside, would blame him and state she couldn’t handle him. Essentially he was taken out. The agency I was going through wanted to place him elsewhere. I on the other hand as a mother declined. I couldn’t go through switching my son from place to place and also felt uncomfortable keeping him at a place where his caretaker couldn’t handle him.
He stayed home with me all Summer. Drove me to the wall crazy. He’s like a child who consumed a pack of coke. Which I also limit his sugar intake for this reason also. A child with hyperactivity has certain needs. You also need to think twice before bringing him to certain places and be in a specific environment.
He still gets overstimulated which to a normal person he is misbehaving. To myself he is needs to be moved out of the environment. It’s like “mommy I’m done. Let’s go”.
The other day. My mother and I went out for breakfast to Irontown in Saugus,Ma. I will say it was not a pleasant morning. The noise, the crowd and the people is what turned the situation into a mess. Avery was all over the place. He wouldn’t sit in his booster seat, throwing utensils around, and talking back. I could not wait to leave. As soon as we left outside he was another child.
Lesson of this article. When you see a child misbehaving/acting up in public. Don’t presume they are misbehaving. They may actually have a disorder or some type of social,behavioral or mental disability.