This morning I decided we should play another parent puzzler. It’s always fun to hear from parents about how they’d handle a certain parenting dilemma. Here’s a situation I’ve seen several times in my office:
Sam is seven years old. His mother brought him into my office because his teacher called her four times telling her that he hit kids in his class, wouldn’t sit still and never listened to her. She said that he probably had ADHD and she wanted to see if he needed medication. Sam’s mother was almost in tears, worried that his teacher and the other kids in his class didn’t like him. At home, he behaved similarly and was mean to his younger sister.
What would you do for Sam?