my 4 year old has a terrible problem with impulse control. he is constantly stealing food, sneaking into his sibling's rooms, stealing toys, fighting, hitting, yelling, ect. he understands that he is doing "wrong" because when he gets caught, or hears us coming, he runs to his room & hides. he is into everything and we have to keep locks on everything to keep him out (which he sometimes still breakes through). we have tried all types of discipline, but nothing seems to work. it isnt like he does this every once in a while.. its an every hour to every cpl hours that he is into something he knows he isnt suppose to be in. like the fridge, cupboards, candy, cleaning supplies, knives, older siblings rooms, parents room, ect. (he is a sweet boy... very loveable when he is getting one on one, but no self control when he is alone) he has started testing for ADHD, but the psycologest doesnt seem to take his behavior problems seriously... is this normal for a 4 year old? or should i be talking to a doctor about his behavior?Answer Question
Answer by girlwithC at 2:11 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
Answer by girlwithC at 2:02 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
He's 4 and he's left alone? Am I reading this correctly? Why is he being left unattended? You are the Parent. YOU must lock up dangerous items. If he can access these items then it is YOUR fault. My Son is 6 & I am a SAHM & there was not one second of time that I did not know what he was doing at 4. He is acting wild because he has free reign & probably has too much alone time. At 4 they must be watched at all times. Put a bell on his room door in case he opens his door at night or put a bell on a gate in front of his bedroom door for at night. Night time is THE only time he is left out of your sight, to sleep. Get a monitor for his room too. You are asking if you should talk to his Dr. about his behavior & he is already testing for ADHD without the knowledge of his Dr. When was the last time he went in for a check up?
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:37 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
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