Nine year old DS was diagnosed with mild ADHD a year ago. We were seeing a psychologist for a few months to help with some anxiety issues he was having but have since ceased going because the anxiety has settled down.
He can not stay on task at all. With anything. He is making home life unbearable. He needs prompting with every task. Mornings are the worst as I have to ask him over and over to get dressed, brush his teeth etc. He wont make himself breakfast. If the tv is on I have no hope. We have a rule that the tv doesn't go on until he is completely ready but every morning I wake up and he his already up watching tv and not ready.
It seems his school work is slipping now and I have a meeting with his teacher to discuss what is happening. He forgets everything, from his drink bottle to bringing home and handing in his homework. Even when he can see the other kids handing their's in he still gets so distracted that he doesn't get up and hand his in. His teacher has also said that he is very distracted most of the time.
He is defiant with me and disrespectful, but he seems to be well behaved and compliant with other people including DH. He is also very impulsive especially in social situations for e.g. he can't help but put his hands on other kids - pushing, flicking etc, just annoying them in general. He also makes silly noises and says silly words over and over when he is bored like if we are in the car.
Sometimes i wonder if he does have ADHD, because things like TV and the ipad can hold his attention for hours if I let him and he seems to be well behaved for other adults, almost like he is able to control it if he wants to..
I am going to speak with his teacher and make a decision about whether or not to go back to the paediatrician to look into some kind of treatment.
Just tell me I'm not alone in this!!