I need some help. i have a 6 yr old girl and she runs on insane ammounts of energy from the moment her eyes open. I try to stimulate her in all of her favorite activities, even create new ones to keep her occupied and not running laps around the house! .. Im at a stand-still .. She has outstanding grades in school so far .. -all B's!- but her teachers comments are always the same: "She is a bright student with alot of offer scholastically but her focus and attention and hyperactiveness are becomming a problem. She doesnt fight in school but she is definately my 'space out' child of the class."
Could this be ADHD? or is she just a plain ball of immense energy?
Answer by DebKnapp at 3:43 PM on Dec. 26, 2009
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Answer by Gailll at 4:08 PM on Dec. 26, 2009
This sounds a lot like my daughter when was younger. We never had her evaluated for ADD/ADHD, though she likely has ADD (my husband has diagnosed ADD). She did act out in class because she was bored; her behavior improved instantly when she started attending an academically advanced school. There are many therapists who work with people who have ADD/ADHD; they teach them not just coping skills, but how to use ADD/ADHD as an advantage in their lives. Thom Hartmann has written extensively on this topic; you should be able to find his books art your local library, there is lots of information at his website: http://www.thomhartmann.com/category/thom/adhd-education/ Cont.
Answer by rkoloms at 4:45 PM on Dec. 26, 2009
You may also want to explore how foods affect behavior, either from the Feingold Organization (www.feingold.org ) or another source. We eat a "clean" diet; no processed foods, no chemical additives, no meat, very little dairy
My daughter's attention issues were helped dramatically by fish oil supplements (though we have since switched her to hemp oil). It is important to use a good brand, like Nordic Naturals; it takes about 8 weeks to become effective.
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