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    Default 3 year old - OCD/aggressive/AHD/down right crazy?

    Hey! I just wanted to talk to ladies who have children who have similar or used to show similar behavioral traits..

    My little boy is 3. He has always been nick named 'Bam-Bam' from when he was tiny because he's always been a so full on - bull at a gate style.

    What I want to know is often he will just start hitting things, usually things like the floor/wall or a toy. Always with an open palm. Has never damaged anything doing this.

    It's almost like he can't help it.. It doesn't come out of frustration but it just happens when he's playing or sitting, just relaxing (if you can call it that!). He never sits still and NEVER stops making noises. Will insist on making some noise constantly instead of giving us 5 minutes of quiet time.

    This usually happens at home.. If he is around other children he will happily play or fight as normal kids do...

    I am hoping it's just a habit... My nephew has ADHD so my boy constantly gets compared to him...

    I'm not sure what to think or do from here... Do I seek professional help or is he just doing what boys do?

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    It's hard to know without being there and witnessing things for ourselves. For a while hubby an I half thought our eldest (3) could have something but now we're pretty sure he was just being a cheeky toddler and at the time we didn't have the right strategies in place to manage his behavior.

    If in doubt chat with your GP. It can't hurt!

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    Thanks VicPark.. I wasn't sure if they would take me seriously as he is so young.. I know with some things they don't even want to hear you until they are older..

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    Does your tot go to daycare?

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    Yeah he does, currently 2 days a week but going regrettably up to four days in Feb. I ask them but I don't think they are allowed to make any assumptions..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kleep81 View Post
    Yeah he does, currently 2 days a week but going regrettably up to four days in Feb. I ask them but I don't think they are allowed to make any assumptions..
    They can't make assumptions and say i think your child has adhd, asd, etc. But they can state facts based on what they've seen and should definitely be able to tell you things like behavioural problems, limited interests, social problems, repetitive behaviour, etc.. if they think something is amiss.

    My DS' s daycare were a great help when we were seeking a diagnosis. They put all the concerning behaviours into a letter for me to take to the GP and then the specialists. Having someone on the outside state all those things really helped, otherwise people tend to take you for an over the top neurotic mother.


 

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