As above really but in context- my 3 yr old in amazing. He puts me to shame with his brilliance. But he is also randomly obsessive. Where as other children gmdraw things like cars or flowers, he draws laptops and printers. If our printer has just finished printing, he can't relax until the paper is off the printer and if the printer makes noises or needs more ink or paper, it has to be done right away or he gets upset. But other then that he's a normal kid. Doesn't sit still for long but I'm kinda glad of that (oio sit still too much lol )
Post by mypineappledream on May 24, 2016 8:03:48 GMT
I showed signs (according to my mother) and I also remember being different from about that age. I have distinct memories of talking to adults at the daycare who were just baffled by the way I spoke and the subjects I spoke of. I remember trying to talk to other kids and being met by blank stares as they couldn't comprehand the conversation. I think it was clear to the teachers something was up as they gave me special treatment very early (2-3 years old), I for example got to play in areas with less children and less supervision that was normaly only permitted for the 5 year olds.
I too started to realise I was different from others when aged 3 or so. In school all I wanted to do was read on my own inthe reading rroom and used to get into so much trouble for it. I worry a lo talks that my lad has adopted my mental processes and I'm not sure if I'm glad or terrified
Post by mypineappledream on May 24, 2016 9:50:55 GMT
What ever happens it seems like you are on top of it from the start and that will give your kid the best chance for the best life. In opposition to the treatment we (I presume) got as "girls don't have adhd" thing that was going on back then. I too got yelled at alot and even doe I got some special treatment they never bother to figure out why it was needed.
Post by shiningbright on May 24, 2016 10:25:17 GMT
Snap lol. My school thought I might have mild autism but it was hard enough getting them to test my brother for dislexia lol I had no chance. I was quiet, well behaved and did as I was told- they didn't care that I was distracted in class and bored of the materials lol.
I'm gonna home ed my children, so I'm gonna teach them how to learn for themselves instead of being force fed by others. So that their adhd can be their greatest strength not their biggest hold back. All my best ideas come from my adhd and when I'm fanaily able to verbalize them I've already calculated costs and risks and alternatives and such. I want my kids to not worry about the outside world, to be happy in themselves and to also try their best even when others think they're nuts (as people often think I am)- wear it like a badge if honor - "I'm not the same as everyone else- that gives me an edge"
Probably my earliest memory, is always wanting to be picked up. Not for 'security' or attention, but to be able to see what was going on. Mum used to put me in the high chair in the kitchen doorway so I could watch her cooking etc. My brother was quite happy playing with toys on the floor. . .