I have been doing alot of research on ADHD lately because I seriously wonder if my daughter has it. She is very impulsive. It is like she has no control over her behavior at times. One minute she will be laughing and the sweetest little girl and 10 minutes later it is like she is completely a different person. She will yell, hit (or act like she is going to hit), etc. It can be something very small that changes her attitude. Then, 10-30 minutes later, she is back to that sweet little girl.
She is also very very hyper. If anyone comes over to our house she gets so wild. I can't let people play with her alot because she will get out of control with it. She will get so wild that we can barely calm her back down.
She is super smart. She catches onto things very quickly. She has already learned her Fact Families 0-2 in three days (well really two, the one day was a review since she had been sick for a week and we didn't do any schooling). She is already grasping the concept of long vowels after less than a week of working on them.
When I discipline her she just doesn't seem to care. I can tell her that if she does something again I am going to send her to her room or give her a spanking or another punishment. She will just look at me and say "I don't care". I have really been feeling down lately. I just feel like such a failure as a mother. My husband does not understand. She is doing great schoolwise, but it is during free time that she acts up. We started our stations today and she had a meltdown. I know that many people say that change is someting that really upsets some kids with ADHD.
I have read up on ADHD and she has so many of the symptoms. Can some of you please explain the symptoms that your children have. How do you go about having her tested? My husband is denying that there is something wrong, but I also have older boys (age 14) and they never acted like this. At times I just think it is something I'm doing wrong, but at other times I feel like this is not normal behavior.
Thank you so much.