It seems like you got your answer, but I want to let you know that you're not alone and that if restraint is needed, it's not anyone elses business. My son is 6 years old with ADHD and ODD. If anyone wants to tell me that I'm not serving my son's best interest, go ahead. I can take it. My son at 3 years old was kicked out of two preschools. we went to psychologist, psychiatrists, pediatrician, and social workers. The behavioral therapist told us that he was so unfocused that he had to recomend something he almost never did... medication. We've had to restrain my son many times.
After working with so many, reading books, and being calm, and consistent, my son is doing really well in kindergarten. He's not perfect. He punched someone yesterday because they were mad at him for something he did wrong. But he's having long streaks of GREAT behavior and i'm so glad I restrained him when I did. I haven't had to in 1.5 yr
at 3:10 PM on Apr. 7, 2009