5yr Old Behavior Issues--Need some Insight From Moms With Kids With Behavior Problems!
My daughter just turned 5 last month and started the public preschool almost 2 weeks ago (her bday is in november but the state cutoff for kindergarten is Aug 1st). She has only had one good day in those two weeks. I know she is extremely active, emotional, and strong willed. She has gone to daycare since 10 weeks with only a few breaks of 3 months max. The latest daycare she went to was an "exploration" classroom and now she is in a structured classroom with lessons to be done, special class every day, etc. She has had issues during naptime since the age of 4--but only at daycare/school. She has had issues with meltdowns for the last year also--mostly at daycare/school (very rarely at home). She asks to go to school even on he weekends, says she loves it, and every day says she will "fix it."
I'm at my witts end, they will kick her out if this continues. (not listening, refusing to do some of her work, being loud during naptime, taking her socks & shoes off (habit from other kids at last daycare), and even oday already I got a call she is hitting/kicking) I just don't know what to do other than push her dr to go ahead and test her--adhd runs in both sides of the family, dh doesn't have a formal diagnosis but has been told he has aspergers, adhd, and possibly bipolar disorder.
Just some background: We moved from upstate ny to southeast missouri a little over a year ago, I got pregnant shortly afterwards. She loved me being pregnant, going to ultrasound appts, and absolutely LOVES her baby sister.
*adding: Found out she has been drinking chocolate milk every day at lunch--she has horrible behavior after having chocolate so she won't be getting that anymore at lunch. Hopefully that helps a ton. If not I'm pushing testing.