Our almost 5 year old son has been to a neurologist, geneticist, developmental pediatrician and a behavioral specialist and not one of them has given me a clear answer as to why my son acts the way he does. He's extremely hyperactive, has an extremely hot/quick temper, is highly aggressive, doesn't listen, habitually lies, hits, screams, punches......i could go on and on. The Behavioral specialist said she can see there are issues with him, but not serious enough to medicate him. The DP said she thinks it's because of inconsistency in discipline...he had an MRI done and it came back normal and all of his blood work came back normal. Somedays I just want to pull my hair out....I'm so frustrated. None of the doctors will just say "He has ___" (fill in the blank)...so I don't know what to do now. He'll be starting preschool in 4 weeks, so I hope we'll get some answers through the school. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I am going to warn you. there are two kinds of doctors the ones who brush you off and chalk it up to "inconsistent parenting" and the med happy ones who want to drug the life outÂ of them. My son has bipolar, ODD and ADD and it was hell trying to go through the hoopsÂ to get him help the thing we found the most helpful was to put him in therapy for starters so that she could A) see if there was any underlying issues we were not aware of and give us all including him the keys to start finding ways to work with and through his anger before it hit the critical point. B)Â there was a professional going to bat WITH us and helping us find the right channels after so many melt downs in the office there is noÂ deneying that something needs to be done and that talking alone may not be enough. as a warning one of the best things that worked for us WAS very consistent parenting and discipline with a strict routine
Answer by knepppi at 11:23 AM on Jul. 29, 2009
Have you tried changing his diet? Try eating organic.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:57 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
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Answer by justgrape723 at 8:36 AM on Jul. 29, 2009