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ADD in girls(2 Posts)
I wondered if anyone had any experience with ADD in girls? My daughter has always been ‘tricky’ but I didn’t appreciate how much so until I had another child! A few things that jump out at me are:
She can never sit still, even when eating she is standing up with one leg on the chair. She says she can’t sit still as it’s not comfortable. She is very rarely still, unless asleep!
She loses her temper big time over small things, for instance if she can’t get her sock on right or she can’t find something she had a minute ago she completely loses herself.
She daydreams when she should be focusing, for instance I recently joined her to meet her new teacher and when we left the meeting I was chatting about all the exciting school trips planned. She had no idea what I was talking about so clearly hadn’t been listening.
Her reading/writing is well below average. Trying to get her to do any of this at home is a complete nightmare with her losing her temper and shouting she can’t do it (it’s boring etc).
She talks ALL THE TIME non stop. If her sister is talking to me or I’m chatting to anyone else she just interrupts and gets louder until she is acknowledged. When I ask her to wait and keep her question in her head until I’m ready, she has a tantrum.
She is much better at school than home, although her teachers have queried dyslexia but won’t screen until she is 7. I’m just not sure if this is standard 6 year old behaviour? We are constantly walking on eggshells around her which to be honest is sometimes really miserable.
I'm sorry to hear you are going through this, I think the first points of call are your GP and teacher and start writing a diary of the behaviours - good as well. You'll then be able to look at it clearer. I've been looking for threads on ADD & ADHD here and surprised there's not more. There is a US site called ADDitude which has some good information
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