I know some of these behaviors may be normal for any child but where do you draw the line? Any bashing is not needed as I used to be one of those people who blamed it on bad parenting and still think some cases it may be. But obviously I dont believe my daughters "immaturity" is based on bad parenting. Thanks
Hi everyone. I need some help. I think my DD(almost 8) has ADD. She is very "immature" in many ways including but not just her overall level of excitement over the littlest stuff(for example, she saw a hot dog stand and started jumping up and down and screaming "YAY!!!"). I would expect a 3 year old to act the way she does. We have to constantly repeat ourselves with her in very short periods of time. 5 times within 10 minutes. She has gotten in trouble at school for staring out the window during class, for talking during class, for jumping up and down when she was supposed to be sitting down and getting ready for the next lesson in class. She is very smart but we cant get her to CHILL OUT and tone it down when it needs to be. We have tried all forms of punishment/discipline and rewards and NOTHING is getting through to her.
Any thoughts/opinions/suggestions? Where do I go from here? She goes for annual checkup in september. How do I bring this up with the Dr without feeling like I am badmouthing DD in her presence(pointing out all the negative behaviors)?