I’ve noticed over the past year or so that my 5yo has become more and more restless and listens less and less. At first I put this down to typical child behaviour, but it seems to be getting worse. For instance, at swimming today she could not stand quietly with the rest of the class, but was hanging off the bar (even knocking a girl on the other side of.. by accident, of course), jumping up and down, letting the kickboard go, and not paying attention or listening to her teacher. I’ve also watcher her in class before pickup time and she’s at the back of the classroom squirming and rolling around on the floor and under tables.
She also just doesn’t listen when she’s asked to do anything. It’s like I’m not even talking to her. Sometimes she’ll even start talking to her sister while I am talking to her. We’ve even had hearing tests done, but they come back fine.
When I asked her why she couldn’t sit still and pay attention, she said that she just can’t.
Before I jump to the worst case scenario, I was hoping to hear from other parents who have had a child like this and have managed to work out a way to help them get back on track. I can just see her teachers (and me!) getting frustrated with her and possibly thinking that she should have some tests done. As I said… worst case scenario. Please help!
Posted anonymously, 22nd July 2015