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very bright for his age he can say sentences and words already and can count to 7 without any help.. my problem is he is always been very busy and hates to sit still i dont nkow if this is normal for a boy his age but people keep telling me he could have ADHD.. i dont know what to do and when people tell me this i get worried.i would really like some advice on that and also how to get him to sleep in his own bed as he happily goes to sleep in his cot or my bed but hates his own bed. so any advice would be very helpful. thanks
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Monday, 30 April 2012 1:39 a.m.
I was young too, when i had my son, he was a very busy boy when he was younger to, he is now 9 and a half and still is busy, I was also told he might have adhd so we had him checked at the age of 4 and was told he was just a normal active boy, he still does't sit for long periods and at school he doesn't sit at his desk to do his work he has to stand and be moving other wise he fidgits and won't pay attention, he is a year advance at school and has a reading age of a 14 year old, we were told that he is bright and that his brain is always on the go thats why he can't be still, he just feed on infomation and figures things out, he just need to be kept challanged other wise thats where the bad behaviour comes in cause he gets board very easily once it's not a challange,
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 4:25 a.m.
thank ou so much for your advice :) i know he is growing so so fast and it is hard being a solo mum especially beceuse his dad doesnt wnat anything to do with him. so i hate telling him off because i dont wanna be the bad person when im all he has. my mum tellls me i need to be strong but its hard and im only young myself.. but i wouldnt change my boy for the world his energy is fantastic and keeps me busy. im happy he is busy rather than doing nothing. i guess peoples comments just make me think you know, ADHD isnt that bad anyway well not in my eyes my brother has it and he is doing fine. as for the bed siyuation a said to him the other night "hunter would you like to sleep in your bed" his reply was "no scary bear" so im guessing he just isnt ready yet and he doesnt have day naps anymore as he doesnt sleep at night when he does. so ill just wait untill he is ready to move into a big bed or might take is cot side off so he still has that security.. im very happy i found this site because the advice is cool and knowing i can ask people questions and i have true amswers form real mums is awesome so thank you very much :)
Friday, 10 June 2011 3:35 p.m.
I agree you are doing a great job. As a single mum with 4 kids at home aged from 12yrs down to 5mths let me reassure you the term terrible twos is a misnomer it usually starts at about 18 mths. My boys are 12yrs, 10yrs, 1yr 8mths and 5mths old and all but my 5mth old have started the same things at that age.
As for the ADHD suggestions, ignore them!! My 12 year old does have ADHD and I can let you know that no psychiatrist in their right mind will even test a toddler for it. They generally will not test before 7yrs of age, unless there is a family history of it, because toddlers have a lot of energy and they cannot get accurate results for it.
You will feel like some days are never ending but enjoy this time with him as before you know it he will be packing a bag for his first day at school.
Try keeping him in his cot for the night sleep and put him in his bed for his day time sleep if he still has one, or if you have the stamina for it, every time he gets out of his bed you put him back in it and simply tell him that he is a big boy now and needs to be in his own bed now, its hard but after a few nights it usually does work.
Wednesday, 8 June 2011 3:17 a.m.
thank you laura. yea it was hard becomming a single mum as ive only been single for 7 months but in saing that we have been much happier.. oh ok im happy its normal for them to go through this early!! it gets hard and especially coz im studying but we are getting through i just wanted to know if i was the only person with a son who seems crazy haha!! yea cive tried everything to get him into his bed but he mustnt be ready yet so ill let him decide when the time is right. no point forcing him to do something he dfoesnt want to do! thank you for replying it makes me feel much better.. and yea i guess when people say stuff like that u do naturally think about it all. so thank you for reassuring me :)
Tuesday, 7 June 2011 11:16 a.m.
hey u are doing a awesome job dont listen 2 wat ppl said i got told exactly the same and still am my daughters 17months and she has hit the terrible 2 already drives me donkas being a single mum and all its very normal for his age i have a nephew and daughter who is always on the go its jst the age they are going through.
Sleeping in his own bed does he have like a soft toy he likes try that and leave him in his bed? Better still keep having him in his own cot. Once u start sleeping with them its hard 2 get ot of. Ive had my daughter once or twice in my bed and just didnt feel right so she went bk 2 her cot... Hope this helps? :)
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