my daughter turned 5 years old in Aug. she has the shortest attention span in the world. it drives me up the wall. she goes into these moments where she is in a diff world. we where trick or treating at the mall and everyone was in line. she just dozes off and doesnt pay attention where she is going and starts to stare in the sky and it takes more then 30 seconds to wake her up from whatever she is looking at or thinking of. is this normal?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:25 PM on Nov. 1, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
It could be a number of things....from a very mild seizure (can be as simple as a staring spell all the way up to what you think of when you think of a seizure), to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), to narcolepsy (falls asleep without warning), to just plain tiredness or anything in between.
If this is something that occurs regularly, I would call your pediatrician and ask for a referral to a neurologist. He/she will be able to properly diagnose your daughter.
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