ADHD in Girls
ADD in 6 year old twin
My daughter is 6 years old, and has a twin brother. She is diagnosed with ADD and on Concerta. For the past few months she has not slept at a normal bed time. If you let her, she will stay up until 12 a.m. Normally the kids are in bed by 8:30 at the latest. She has trouble sleeping alone, and often starts or ends up in our bed.
She is a very sweet child, but lately her behavior at home is out of control. She gets angry for no reason and talks back. At school ALL of her teachers and support staff have nothing but positive things to say about her. She is focused at school and listens to everything they say. She is getting OT and speech services as well as math and reading support.
I really feel like I am at my wit’s end. I feel frustrated and angry and alone. I know I shouldn’t get angry or yell, but I do. Today, my daughter climbed over the banister of our house and had only open space beneath her to the floor, which would have been at least a 10 foot drop. When I finally got her down and asked her what would possess her to do something like that, she just cried and didn’t respond. I think she felt embarrassed and hurt, but I don’t know what else to do. I am so grateful that nothing happened, b/c I know I would be forever shattered if she was ever hurt.
This is all very new to me, as she has been diagnosed in the last few months, and has been taking the medicine since January.
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