I was very difficult for teachers as a child. It got to a point where they would call my name over and over and I still would have my focus elsewhere. My doctor gave me a prescription for adderall. Now that I am 22 years old, and no longer take adderall, I realize that I can't really remember being a child. It's all a blur. Also, my mind had made me feel like I couldn't do anything unless I took a pill. But I mentally trained myself to stay focused. If someone would have just spent time to work with me, it all would have been different. I just think that medicating a child to pay attention is ridiculous. If you or someone else will help him, he can train his mind to focus instead of train it to depend on a pill. I hope this is helpful in someway!!!
10 months ago
Last edited at 3:25PM on 8/28/2012
Take him to his pediatrician a lot of schools and doctors advocate giving ur kid "medicine" for their hyperness does he do any kind of sports or iphysical activity? my husband was really hyper and couldn't sit still until he played soccer basketball to the point where it made him calm
If I were you, I would take him to a specialist who specializes in neurological disorders. It could be a number of things. It could be ADD (attention deficit disorder) or it could be ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), it could be autism. It could also be bipolar disorder. You never know until you get him tested.
He's an 8 year old boy. Children this age, esp little boys, are full of energy, imagination & adventure. Before you fall for having him medicated, as many teachers suggest, remember - this is normal behavior. He's just a kid. A little boy. Teachers & schools today no longer have time & patience to tolerate childhood antics. Too many want kids doped up so they can keep them in line & under control. Drugging him could lead to bigger issues down the road. Depression or feeling "unwell" or just "not right". Consider tutoring, or extra classes to stimulate his mind, or sports, so he can get things out of his system. Only if a doctor confirms autism or some serious mental illness should you consider medical therapy.