"A few folks have mentioned going to a doctor about this issue and that's fine. Just beware of any jump to placing your child on meds. I would definitley use behavioral interventions first (star charts, rewards for good behavior, etc.)."
"She could just be a bit over the top for bright and creative. It sounds odd, but often kids like that spend a great deal of time in their imaginations. Still, discussing it with a doctor seems like a good idea. We have called our ped. ahead of time…"
"Kids are all different. I don't know that I would jump to the conclusion that anything is really wrong. She may want attention or she may have a fear of growing up (after all that can be scary esp. if she is worried about starting kindergarten…"
"Hi, I have two kids Will and Ali (8 and 5). I've also worked with adults with disabilites for well over fifteen years. Having clear expectations on what's expected from the child and clear consequeces are important. Kids want to know where…"
"What you describe sounds so frustrating! Is it possible that she's getting something out of the negative attention she's receiving after doing these things? It also sounds like she just doesn't have much impulse control yet.
"Hi Laura, it can be so frustrating to be struggling with this kind of behaviour day after day.
In some susceptible children, intolerance (not allergy) to food chemicals (both natural and artificial) is one thing that may cause 'head in the…"
"This thread makes me get all emotional and teary eyed. It reminds me so much of how my father raised me. I was always handed books with logic puzzles and brain benders. I also had the coolest computer game called "Dr. Brain". Too bad I was…"
"I should mention that she doesn't seem to have any mental problems. She can carry on a normal conversation, she can tell and laugh at jokes, and she's a social butterfly at school. She can play simple board games for long periods without…"
My daughter just turned 5 today but I swear she still acts like she just turned 2. She colors on the walls, throws things in the street, crawled behind the computer desk and knocked over the monitor, and she just broke the coffee table by jumping on it. I could handle it if it were a few incidents, but this stuff happens every day! She knows she shouldn't do these things and she's not purposely doing them to act out. She just gets lost in her thoughts and forgets to think before acting. I…See More
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