My 7 yr old has shown symptoms of ADHD and anxiety for years, we have seen several doctors and never gotten a diagnosis for anything. She dosen't show any of the symptoms at school. Her babysitter has seen the problems as have family and friends, even her friends parents, but she is well behaved at school and her grades are above average. Yet to me she complains that she "feels like her head will explode because she is always sooo worried" she even said she wished she was 21 so she could drink wine to calm down and relax. These are red flags for a mother, yet I can't get anyone to listen to me. We have had some doctors say she needs to talk to a therapist once a week or every other week, but at $150 a pop to teach her breathing technices seems like flushing my time and money down a toliet. They can't seem to understand that the only anxiety she seems to complain about or things she worries about all relate to school or grades in some way. She thinks that not returning her library book on time will get her expelled, or to get in trouble for talking at lunch would be equal to going to jail (to the point that her friends complain that she is no fun to sit with, she is so busy watching the red light in the lunchroom she dosen't eat, and when I visit for lunch she won't even talk to me), we went on a class field trip to the zoo and she spent the whole time reminding her friends of the rules, and watching to make sure no one got to close to an animals or got lost that she missed all the fun, the other chaperones were commmenting that she was going to give herself an ulcer before she is 10. She takes at least 2 hours everynight to calm down enough to fall asleep, and then wakes up throughout the night. But thats just her anxiety symptoms, she also shows ADHD symptoms to the point that both her pediatrician and that doctor that recommended $150 breathing lessons said they thought within the first few minutes of meeting her that they thought she had a hyperactivity disorder (because she constantly talks and loudly, interrupts, argues, and bounces, stands, and climbs on the furniture) yet still no one has had her take any test or evaluation. She is rough and tumble constantly with her siblings, she is clumsy (tripping and running into things right in front of her- her eyesight is fine), she is always digging through drawers and baskets anything even though she knows whats in them because she dug in them yesterday. She says things that hurt other peoples feelings or simply should have been kept to herself but not because she wants to hurt them but because not matter how many times I explain it she dosen't understand that what she is saying is wrong. She struggles to take a shower or brush her teeth because she dosen't want to take the time to do it, but she uses more time complaining about it and makes it worse, homework that should take 30 min takes an hour in a quite room. I asked her why she does this at home and not at school and she said because at school you CAN'T talk to anyone and they CAN'T talk to you and there is just nothing else to do but schoolwork there. School may not see the problems but I see them and hear about them and it is breaking my heart that my 7 yr old is stressed or worried, and that she says she "loves school except it's too hard, not the math momma, the being so good it makes me so tired and grumpy when I get home."Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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