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Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mom2William&Michael:</b>" Constant. Sleep is our biggest challenge. He's just always over excited."</blockquote> Like every 3 yr old...."


No, not like every three year old. Since about three weeks old my son has not slept normally. He had colic and it's like the no sleeping thing never went away. He sleeps for six hours a night usually and doesn't go to bed until 2 AM no matter what we try. His pediatricians are aware of the problem but don't want to give him any medication because of family history and his age. Thanks, though.

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Bethyboo wants a VBAC!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Man. Bear. ... [snip!] ... listed several other things as well. Its not just me that notices how he acts. The people who are around him see it as well."


Don't worry. There are some people who think that because it's overdiagnosed there's never a real case. Those around my son the most have mentioned it, too.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Mom2William&Michael:" No, not like every three year old. Since about three weeks old my son has not slept normally. He had ... [snip!] ... are aware of the problem but don't want to give him any medication because of family history and his age. Thanks, though."


Have you tried natural remedies for sleeping issues?

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" Have you tried natural remedies for sleeping issues?"


You name, we've probably tried it. I've read every book, looked at every Web site Google pulled up, talked to three different doctors, and asked on here multiple times. ADHD was mentioned about a year ago but he was so young they felt they couldn't be sure. He just can't seem to unwind.



Edit: ADHD was mentioned because he also has great difficulty gaining weight and he's ridiculously active. He's tall and super skinny but he eats like a freaking machine. There's never really a point where he isn't eating; he has food available all day long but he doesn't sit and eat, he just, I don't know, picks throughout the day.
I just feel so bad for him. Adults think he's bold and other kids seem to think he's a little weird.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15190 posts
status 22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mom2William&Michael:</b>" No, not like every three year old. Since about three weeks old my son has not slept normally. He had ... [snip!] ... are aware of the problem but don't want to give him any medication because of family history and his age. Thanks, though."</blockquote>




Sweet lord you're chalking his label up to 3 weeks old?



Welcome to patenting. Sometimes it sucks. There's no manual. You keep trying until you get it right. You don't just slap a label on him because you're frustrated and hope medicine makes it easier for you.



There's a reason your doctor won't medicate a 3 yr old.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15190 posts
status 22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mom2William&Michael:</b>" You name, we've probably tried it. I've read every book, looked at every Web site Google pulled up, ... [snip!] ... picks throughout the day. I just feel so bad for him. Adults think he's bold and other kids seem to think he's a little weird."</blockquote>




I'm tall and skinny and eat throughout the day without being a fan of meals & I'm extremely active. I don't have ADHD, I'm fit and extremely productive.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
22nd Feb '13

Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mom2William&Michael:</b>" You name, we've probably tried it. ... [snip!] ... throughout the day without being a fan of meals & I'm extremely active. I don't have ADHD, I'm fit and extremely productive."



DD, and kids in general have pretty high metabolisms as well. My daughter has thinned out considerably because she never sits still. lol. It's normal. Kids are active and they dont always sleep on the schedule we want.

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mom2William&Michael:</b>" No, not like every three year old. ... [snip!] ... because you're frustrated and hope medicine makes it easier for you. There's a reason your doctor won't medicate a 3 yr old."


You'll notice the part where I said I'd rather avoid medication if at all possible. I'm positively phobic of medication and hardly use anything for myself let alone my children. Wanting to know if your child has ADHD doesn't mean you want to medicate them. :?

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15190 posts
status 23rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mom2William&Michael:</b>" You'll notice the part where I said I'd rather avoid medication if at all possible. I'm positively phobic ... [snip!] ... anything for myself let alone my children. Wanting to know if your child has ADHD doesn't mean you want to medicate them. :?"</blockquote>




3 weeks to 3 years - ADHD is not an issue. This is where you teach them how to act.

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mom2William&Michael:</b>" You'll notice the part where I said ... [snip!] ... medicate them. :?"</blockquote> 3 weeks to 3 years - ADHD is not an issue. This is where you teach them how to act."


I'm not saying signs of ADHD started at 3 weeks. I said he had colic and it was like the no sleeping thing never went away. With colic, he screamed from midnight until 6 AM. He eventually stopped screaming, of course, but never slept well. And as time has gone on he's slept less and less.

*Hadessah's Mommy* 17 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 128 posts
23rd Feb '13

They don't diagnose males with ADHD until they are at least 8 yrs of age.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15190 posts
status 23rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mom2William&Michael:</b>" I'm not saying signs of ADHD started at 3 weeks. I said he had colic and it was like the no sleeping ... [snip!] ... until 6 AM. He eventually stopped screaming, of course, but never slept well. And as time has gone on he's slept less and less."</blockquote>




So expect better sleeping patterns from him. Teach him when bed time is. And enforce it.

Fur_Cue 4 kids; Dundee, United Kingdom 1222 posts
23rd Feb '13

Know something, there is a lot of woman on this site that just go nuts when someone says ADHD or ADD, always started the same way.. Don't label them, oh your not punishing them right, might just be the mood he is in right now you need to get him told.. Yeah sure alot of people jump to labeling but the the women who are living it this attitude is damaging! Unless you have dealt with an ADHD child from birth or your not a trained doctor, how will you know the difference? You don't.. Simple as that!



ADHD is very easy to spot the signs at 3, I knew my daughter was hyper and a little behind on speech and had very bad social cues but I thought it was in my head until the teacher at nursery, my mother, (at the time new) So approached me with about it.. Then I realized it wasn't in my head, it didn't matter how much I tried to contain her or discipline her for her action.. It's didn't chance the fact she was hyper, she didn't have any attention and she didn't sleep.. Btw ADHD kids are like something out of the ring..they don't sleep, well not very well, and enforcing them to close their eyes isn't going to do anything more than have them close their eyes but still be wide awake.



Lot of mums are suffering because of this, and without even offering advice or a help.. They just go, your labeling! And to these woman who are reaching out all they are hearing is other day they are doing this whole parenting thing wrong.
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Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15190 posts
status 23rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Talena_caro:</b>" Know something, there is a lot of woman on this site that just go nuts when someone says ADHD or ADD, ... [snip!] ... And to these woman who are reaching out all they are hearing is other day they are doing this whole parenting thing wrong. ."</blockquote>




You assume women who want you to try parenting over labeling, have not dealt with behavioral problems.

Fur_Cue 4 kids; Dundee, United Kingdom 1222 posts
23rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Talena_caro:</b>" Know something, there is a lot of woman on ... [snip!] ... You assume women who want you to try parenting over labeling, have not dealt with behavioral problems."</blockquote>



So your saying that woman who thinks they MIGHT have a kid with ADHD hasn't tried to parent their kids, they are looking for the easy way out?