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my eight year old


asnann2 December 8, 2012

I am dealing with my child who has been in trouble at school everyday and has not been listening been mean to other kids cant follow directions and cant sit still last week she decided to stab another 2nd grader in her class with a pencil in the hand I was scared of what she could do next Her doctor seems to always just want to put her in counciling and she has been going since kindergarden and it seems not to help her see seems to get worse as the years go by I just dont know what to do when I just go to talk to her about what she does wrong she burst out into tears for no reason IAM JUST LOST FOR WORDS CAN ANYONE HELP WITH WHAT I SHOULD DO....

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live4tea January 14, 2013

My daughter was struggling with a few learning issues at age 9 and what really changed things for her was vision therapy. I had her tested by a reputable eye care specialist and we found her eye muscles were not strong enough to stay focused. She was working twice as hard as the next kid to read. We thought she was a klutz. It all cleared up beautifully after the therapy. We learned that many, many kids are told they have ADD or behavior issues when really they are frustrated about how hard it is to read, write, do puzzles, etc. I was glad she did the vision therapy, despite being skeptical!


bloodbrother January 14, 2013

Very sorry for what I am sure is very painful as a parent (I have a six year old). I am not an expert by any means but there are some obvious things to me that make a world of difference. Just from what you wrote, it "seems" like she is acting out, wanting attention? Is there a strong bond between the two of you? Do you feel that she is confident of your love for her? How is her relationship with your fiance'? It seems to me like there could be an emotional need? Not saying I am correct but it ceratinly would be worth exploring some of these questions honestly. I am definetely not a believer in medicine until all other avenues have been addressed. I hope I am coming across in the way I intend; I'm not making any accusations about your parenting, but merely bringing some thoughts to light that "could" and "would" play a role if there was a problem. Hope this is helpful.

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