OP I can totally get your exasperation, I have a "spirited" boy the same age. He's very full on and in some similar and some different ways to your child but I can understand how hard some days can be.
Def try and find help, keep trying till you find the right thing. If you have a good GP I'd start there and get a referral to a paed and maybe a child psych.
My almost 3 year old is extremely hyperactive and while he can concentrate on things he wants to, he's not easy. He's a very skilled climber, tries to escape constantly from the car seat, is a bolter, and general just extremely high energy. Im yet to meet another child to rival him. He can get up at 6am and literally has to be wrestled to sleep by 10pm. He's on the go constantly, I've had 2 GP's tell me he's the most full on kid they've met and that was at 18 months. As a baby every single person would comment on how "wired" his eyes looked.
Diet i think can play a big role though sounds like you're already onto that. We are the same can't really give anything that comes in a packet (though I still let him have occasional treats, just have to be prepared for tornado mode for awhile). Has to be all clean/homemade food. We're about to see a new paed to talk about a more strict exclusion diet maybe limiting wheat and dairy.
A child psych might be a good place to start? If your GP can recommend a good one? My son is also a late talker and i think that can make their frustration greater.
Don't assume a dr is just going to put your kid on meds, there are lots of things im sure they can suggest to try.
Do you find he has even one activity that he really prefers?
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16-02-2016 16:06 #12Senior Member
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Huge hugs darl. I'd take him to David and see if he can refer you on. I think there may be some referral type places locally - I was looking at one stage when J was like this.
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16-02-2016 16:13 #13
I'm just reflecting on a story that a girl told me once that they diagnosed her son with ADHD and she didn't accept it and later on found out it was a miss diagnoses. And just a behaviour issue which he is perfectly fine now. 😀
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16-02-2016 17:36 #14Senior Member
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Hi OP. I know you feed your son clean home made food, however I have taught children whose behaviour deteriorated after eating particular foods eg. Bbq'd sausages affected one child's behaviour and gluten affected a different child.
Hang in there! Good luck
16-02-2016 17:41 #15
A gp or paed might be able to shed light on this?
16-02-2016 18:17 #16
My 3yo can be a real turd. She currently has play dough everywhere, is horribly bossy and demanding, has the attention span of a goldfish. By all means get him checked, but don't panic yet, could just be the age....
16-02-2016 18:32 #17
If he has delayed speech then I think he is frustrated and lashing out.
Please remember he is still only 2. I'm not sure what "set activities" you are talking about but my son would not really sit at 2 years old and do activities. He was much more interested in pushing cars, fire trucks, playing out the back and running around.
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17-02-2016 14:03 #20Senior Member
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Hugs, I have 3 boys so I know it's hard!
My middle ds decided hissing at people would be fun when he didn't get his way.
I didn't quite see the seriousness of it until another child got scared of it!
I've very much laid down the rules now - and it for the most part, has worked. I know you've said you've tried and I'm no expert, just want u to know I totally get it!
My ds1 is pretty full on. He spends waaaay too much time watching TV and it means his concentration span is totally lacking. He had gotten better but I did make him go to OT for a while to really focus on fine motor and concentration at things he wasn't good at. It has helped, if perhaps that would be an option for you??
The other thing I've found is that if ds1 eats salty snacks eg shapes biscuits, he goes off his rocker. Not sure if that's anything useful to know or not.
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