if my 4 year old has an attention or behavioral disorder. just her behavior today, and past behaviors, have started to get me to wonder. she is usually in school M-F til 3 but they let out early today, so we went out to lunch with their godparents. now, i know she was tired & possibly a bit bored, and when shes really tired, she is impossible and literally a force of nature.
ever since she was 2 ish, she hasnt been able to sit still when she eats. except in the morning when shes still sleepy. but something has to be moving constantly, whether its her feet, legs, or just completely sliding off the chair and getting back on it. its very frustrating. she does not listen well when were with certain people, like her godparents, my inlaws, extended family. she just gives me a look and keeps doing it, or pretends like she didnt hear me at all. her godmother tried to get her to listen to her today, too, and she just doesnt.
she was so wound up at their house, she was speed crawling on the floor, treating their couches like a jungle gym(which i got on her for that about), just acting straight up nuts!
at home, she is usually a good girl most of the time. i realize everyone has their moments, my 2 and 1 year old do too. but even at the restaurant, they were sitting & eating calmly & she was just so wired. then she didnt want her spaghetti after like 3 bites (even though i gave her options and thats what she chose) and started repeating over & over again "i want a french fry" literally until we left the restaurant.
she is usually not as bad as she was today, but we do go through daily things where shes so rambunctious or not listening. she was honestly very tired after school i guess. but i do see a huge behavioral difference with her and my other 2 children (she has a different father than they do, as well, and her aunt on his side is kinda the same way).
is it possible my child might have ADHD? is it too early to get her evaluated for such a thing?
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