Just wondering if this has happened to other parents

My daughter is 7 and she has ADHD. She has been put in extended school year. She can be hyper sometimes in the morning before her medicine really gets into her system. I took her to school this morning and because she was acting hyper, they told me they could not handle her today and to take her home. This is not the first time we have had issues with this school. Has anyone else had this problem? It hurts me cause my daughter really wanted to go to school today. Thank you

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  • Jeepers Creepers. It happened in preschool. My son wasn't hyper--just really angry and upset when it did. They can probably do it if it's a private school, but if you are in the U.S. or Canada and you've received a formal diagnosis that you submitted to the school, I think it could be a pretty iffy action on their part. We work with a special education advocate for my son. I think some ADHD organizations may offer resources on how to locate one of those advocates.

    Best of luck to you. I'm so sorry to your daughter was put in that position.

  • That used to happen to me and it happens to my brother too. We were both soo hyper that we would just get up and wander off into the playground when we should be doing our work and during playtime we would become violent and nearly every day my mum would get called in to take us home or we would be banned from going outside which was painful especially when I didn't know what I was doing was wrong and I loved school.

  • I really don't think they are supposed to do that, I would recommend trying to find an educational advocate to help you with your school system. If you can't find one locally, you can also find a lawyer who specializes in the education system. They are also very good about providing direction. Is there a social worker at the school? Can they help your daughter with the AM transition?

  • I have not had this problem with my son but I have heard of someone who would wake up their child earlier and give them their meds while still in bed then let them go back to sleep. That way the meds have a chance to kick in. May work for you. Good luck.

  • Thank you all for your answers. Being a mom of a ADHD child is a new challenge. But I love my daughter and I plan to be her voice until she can be her own vouce

  • I use dietary interventions protocol as part of my son's combination therapy. Personally it has worked for us over the years in reducing his hyperactivity with support from supplements .. I ensure that his breakfast is high in protein and less in carbs. The types of carbohydrates which i include are those from legumes , fruits, and/or vegetables. I believe that, it ensure he gets a varied supply of nutrients along with enough calories, which can sustain mental and physical energy but balance out the hyperactivity .

  • Does your daughter have a 504 plan or an IEP?

  • She has a IEP

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