I looked at your profile. Did you adopt? Or is this a step child? I really think you need to get a few parenting books and see what to expect from different age groups. 4 is an age when they don't stop going. They have usually stopped taking naps. If his diet consists of sugar and fat, you will have even more problems. This includes hidden sugars (like corn syrup in cereals, bread, ketchup) and normal places you would expect like candy, soda, and other sweets. Get the crap out of your house. Get out of the bathroom. Find some things for him to do that do not involve the tv or computer (try riding a bike, dancing around the living room, racing from the front door to the back, swimming, jumping) and some chores (helping with laundry, recycling, wiping the table) and calm activities like puzzles, coloring, reading. Make sure you are both getting enough sleep and stop trying to label him ADHD. HE IS 4. And acting it.
at 2:26 AM on Nov. 7, 2009