Anyone here have very energetic kids that just go go go all day?
Here's the scoop (and why I am asking)..
I have a friend who has no children. She (very annoyingly) keeps saying that our DD must have ADHD because she is always active. This friend wants to be a doctor and so she is always focusing on problems with people (her DH and dad have ADHD) and so sometimes I wonder if she wants to see things that aren't there.
However, I do not want to be that type of mom who ignores something just because I see my DD as someone who is already perfect. I will admit that our 4 year old can be a handful. She was having a hard time listening at swim lessons and gymnastics. She kinda just wants to do her own thing, but she will listen to directions. She just might have to be told twice.
My SO saw something online where if other people wonder if your child has a hearing problem then it could indicate high functioning autism. Our dd's hearing is fine (we had it checked), but her gymnastics teacher and preschool teacher have previously asked us to check her hearing. Although, her preschool teacher asked about dd's hearing over a year ago and hasn't said anything since..so...
I guess I don't think about these things because I was an active when I was a kid and I know that I was a handful. My SO was the same way as a kid.
So, I guess what I am asking you ladies is if you have active kids and if people saw that as a problem? Our DD is due for a well visit checkup in August and I'm sure we'll ask the doctor about all this, but it's weird... I just see our DD's behavior as normal childhood behavior. Am I wrong?