01-10-2023 11:46 AM - last edited on 01-11-2023 04:30 PM by Iona_RO
My son is in Kindergarten and his teacher has recommended I have him tested for ADHD. She as well as her assistant believe that may be the reason why he can't sit still for stop talking for more than 3 seconds. He has always been a really busy child and I am aware that his dad has it as well. I am fearful of my son being diagnosed and they want to put him in medicine. He is the gentlest child you can meet and wouldn't hurt a fly just extremely busy. This also causes a distraction in his classroom. I joined this forum because I do not want to feel alone but I have some fear for my child's future. Any other people have a child this young diagnosed. How has things changed since the diagnosis?
01-10-2023 04:15 PM
01-11-2023 04:29 PM
Thanks for reaching out for support with this. I think a lot of parents can relate to what your're going through with your son and the fears that come along with a potential diagnosis. Although it can be a bit daunting, exploring a diagnosis can also be a really positive thing for your son in finding support for things he may struggle with. When it comes to medication, that's still your choice and whether you decide that's the best option for your son is up to you.
ReachOut is an Australian based service designed for parents of teenagers from 12-18, so unfortunately we don't have any resources that apply to your particular situation. However, we recommend talking to your GP about your concerns as a first step. Alternatively, the Raising Children Network has some great resources on ADHD in school-aged children that might be helpful to have a read through as well.
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