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SOOO TIRED OF THIS! My son has had behavior issues for a couple years now. Ive talk to his doctor that sends me places that say cant help go back to your doctor. Ive ask them to test him for ADHD but because he is 4 years old and not 5 they wont.. i have no idea what to do from this point. He has already gone to child find and  psychiatrist. His daycare send him all the time for his behavior. I cant pay bills because i missing work and its to the point i might lose my job.. HELP

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Hello my name is Tiffany! I can relate to your problems with your son. I have a son that just turned 5 years old last friday. And he has behavior problems to the point that he cant stay at daycare no more either. there is a doctor in south lakeland that will treat your child and find out what is really going on my son is odd/adhd. I have been going through this for two years now. please feel free to send me a message if you need to talk to some one
Personally I'd find a different dr and a different daycare. The American Academy of Pediatrics changed the younger end of diagnosing ADHD to 4 back in 2011. Or even if that's not the right diagnosis - there could be other things to consider. At a minimum I would think the dr could/would refer to a developmental specialist. Dr Howie is who we saw (in St Pete) for developmental testing a couple years ago.

As to the daycare, I get it is frustrating for them and many don't feel they should have to deal with behavior problems. Problem is, when they send him home for misbehaving, they are reinforcing it. They've essentially taught him 'if you're bad you get to go home with mommy'

I don't know specifically what's going on, but id make sure I was very very consistent with rewards and punishments. No "getting away with things" - ever.

What kind of behavior issues are you talking about? Does he suddenly fly off the handle? Does he simply ignore instructions? Is he outright defiant?

He doesn't, listen, doesn't follow rules, hits,kick, bits, when put in time out he wont stay there, he is also trying to climb the fence in the yard. i have tryed other daycare this is the one that has be working with me. this is not the first daycare he has had problems with.

Alicia (Alsan) said:

Personally I'd find a different dr and a different daycare. The American Academy of Pediatrics changed the younger end of diagnosing ADHD to 4 back in 2011. Or even if that's not the right diagnosis - there could be other things to consider. At a minimum I would think the dr could/would refer to a developmental specialist. Dr Howie is who we saw (in St Pete) for developmental testing a couple years ago.

As to the daycare, I get it is frustrating for them and many don't feel they should have to deal with behavior problems. Problem is, when they send him home for misbehaving, they are reinforcing it. They've essentially taught him 'if you're bad you get to go home with mommy'

I don't know specifically what's going on, but id make sure I was very very consistent with rewards and punishments. No "getting away with things" - ever.

What kind of behavior issues are you talking about? Does he suddenly fly off the handle? Does he simply ignore instructions? Is he outright defiant?
That doesnt sound like ADHD to me. I'd seriously seek either a developmental pediatrician or a different psychologist.

those are just examples i have been told by doctors and psychologist that he does act like he has it but they wont do nothing until he is 5 years old

can you tell me the doctor you went to?

tiffany romanok said:

Hello my name is Tiffany! I can relate to your problems with your son. I have a son that just turned 5 years old last friday. And he has behavior problems to the point that he cant stay at daycare no more either. there is a doctor in south lakeland that will treat your child and find out what is really going on my son is odd/adhd. I have been going through this for two years now. please feel free to send me a message if you need to talk to some one
. Kids Neurology
5133 South Lakeland Drive Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 687-1600
Dr. Musarrat Qureshi, MD

I would also recommend a developmental pediatrician. They are not usually local. I have seen Dr, Tridas and Dr, Howie. I liked both.

I would also recommend a psychiatrist, but it sounds like you already saw one.

What did Child Find say? Did he score well on all the developmental tests? My son didn't score well on a few of them, so he qualified for some therapies, which probably helped his behavior. Once he learned how to talk and keep up with other kids, he wasn't as frustrated, and the physical stuff you describe subsided a lot. 

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