My 6 yr old son is quite the handfull.. He was diagnosed with ADHD back 3-4 years ago, recently like in the last few months he has been having these out of control melt downs, where he is completely unsatisfiable. He screams he yells he has hit me several times in the face. I have taken him to the pediatricain and she just adjusted his meds and told me to take him to counseling. What do I do? Im at a loss and sometimes its just a hopeless fight with him.. Punishing him by taking things he enjoys the most just makes him enraged, putting him in a room by himself he puts holes in the walls.. Im at a loss..
Answer by trishmused at 2:15 PM on Apr. 21, 2009
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Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:06 PM on Apr. 21, 2009
I agree with the poster above diet may be a factor. But don't stop there. He should be evaluated by a developmental pediatrician or psychologist. There are any number of things that this could be, even the medication for the adhd. Ask for a referral from your pedi. if they are unwilling then it is time to find a new doctor.
Is this happening at school? If so the school may also help. If he is on an IEP for special ed, or a 504 call a meeting and ask for a school psychologist evaluation. If he is not in school or isn't receiving services call an intake meeting. It will take a while and you may have to fight for it but they are required by law to give him an evaluation.
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