So my daughter is almost 4(november birthday) and it is ovious that she needs a nap. She has dark circles under her eyes, she is pron to tantrums and she spaces out more than usual. She was diagnosed about two months ago with ADHD, I know this to be a true diagnosis because I grew up with more than one sibling with it so I know it when I see it. As well as the fact that her behaviourr and sleep paterns changed drastically ove a 3 month period.
What I need advice on is how do I get her to at least have an hour of down time without it being a battle of wills?
Daddy and I talked about this issue as well as few other minor ones and have desided that it would be best to talk to her ped and get a referal for further testing to see if there may be something else going on. Thank you all for your input!!
The doctor agrees that she needs to see a specialist but is not sure about what type of specialist. So he wants me to get a letter from her preschool about things they have observed and he wants a letter from our family therapist as well.
I also had an hour long talk with her teacher today after her appointment, she has been having more difficultly than I though and a lot of what I was seeing the teach has seen. The one thing that the teacher and I are having a hard time sorting out is what behaviour is just her age and what is ADHD. That is the most frustrating thing in all of this for me.