For anyone who has spent any amount of time with my beautiful Little Boo, this will not be an earth-shattering revelation. And it wasn't shocking for us either. He's always been intense and active and unfocused, even as an infant.
He never really napped.
He has difficulty making eye contact.
He has pretty much zero impulse control.
He just can't focus or stay still or stop what he's doing when you ask him to.
So, now a doctor has assessed him and confirmed that we are not imagining things. We're getting referrals for behavioural therapy. No drugs. There's a small chance, according to the doc, that he'll grow out of this. Small. More likely we'll just have to work with him over time to help him settle himself and focus and listen and sit still. We'll be looking at giving him a solid tool set for controlling his emotions and reactions.
He's really smart, but we are worried about him being able to pay attention in class and not be disruptive.We of course want him to be able to learn effectively. It's not bad now, in kindergarten, but we want to set up a good foundation for the future.
I know ADHD doesn't make him particularly unique. Lots of kids and their families are working through this same thing. I'm kinda hoping some of them might be reading this. Maybe we can learn from each other. This is just the start of our journey. Not sure what lies ahead