Sorry for such a long post... But I need help with this one!! :(
Okay so here we go-
My daughter has ALWAYS been hyper. Like beyond a "normal" amount. I asked her kindergarten teacher if maybe ADHD could be a possibility and he told me that it was to early to tell and that if it was that it would most likely be an issue in the 1st grade. Well fast forward a year later, she is in 1st grade, and we have some issues...
It has nothing to do with the educational aspect of anything. She's above average in every subject. She's reading chapter books and can do math like a pro. Her issues are strictly behavioral.
For instance- excessive/impulsive talking, inability to follow rules/directions, interrupting others, inability to stay in her seat, trouble transitioning between activities... the list just goes on and on.
Her teacher and I have been talking A LOT and today she sent home what is called a Vanderbilt. (A list of symptoms to check off) and my daughter had almost ALL of them checked in the often, or very often category. At home she talks back, blames others for her actions. (Whenever she's in trouble its always anyone else fault for whatever reason BUT hers) and the big thing is she always says, "I forgot"
Is memory affected by ADHD at all?
The kicker is that the things she forgets... or "forgets" (I'm not sure which) like if she decides to sit on the counter in the kitchen and I tell her to get down. 30 seconds later she's back up there and I'll say, "I just told you to get down." She replies with, "I forgot" It's things that she knows better than to do.
She got sent home with a note today of things that the teacher had to get on to her about. Running in the hallway, climbing a pole in the cafeteria, wandering outside when in line with the class, SHE EVEN SLAPPED THE CUSTODIAN ON THE ASS TODAY!! When asked why? She said, "I was just playing." (I'll admit that one was kinda funny but I didn't laugh in front of her.)
It's just things that she KNOWS BETTER than to do and to be honest it's driving me crazy! I don't know how to punish her, if I should punish her, how to have her evaluated. I am at a loss here! She's super pissed at me right now because her class is going on a field trip tomorrow and I told her that if she kept bringing the bad reports home that she wouldn't be able to go. Well I'm sure you all can assume she's not going.
I have the paperwork with all the symptoms from her teacher and it had a paper for me to fill out which I did earlier today. I'm going to call the pediatrition tomorrow to schedule an appointment for a check up and general evaluation I guess you'd say, then go from there.
Does anyone else have an issue like this? Are your children medicated? Does it help? What are they on? Should I medicate? I have no clue...