Parents of ADHD Children
Stressed out in Kindergarten and Impulsive
I have a five-year-old boy with a very tender heart. He also has impulsive ADHD and has struggled with a language disorder. He began school early while he was still four because he is very intelligent. So while school work is very easy for him, the social side of school is very challenging to say the least.
He is doing great at home. We have our issues but we get through them and he is, for the most part, a happy child. He is on medication and we have been trying out Daytrana, but I really think the big issue right now is his heart.
At school my son feels sad and angry. He doesn’t show patience with the other students. He is bossy and corrects everyone, even adults. He hits and pinches other students when they say something unkind to him or sometimes if they aren’t doing what he wants. His teacher wants to help him but right now we are both out of ideas. Today she told me that, in the past, she has spoken to the class about how they should react or not react to him. I see her reasoning but this also seems to make him more of an outcast.
My son’s language delay and his hyper-focus on some details has made him awkward already around his peers. He doesn’t seem to grasp at all that if he wants to make friends, he has to first be a good friend (no hitting, pinching, bossing).
I think right now I just want to know if anyone else has ever been in a place/situation like this.
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