Our beautiful 7 almost 8 yr old daughter is ADHD (hyperactive). We knew she had it 3 yrs old and she was formally diagnosed a few years ago. I know it’s “rare” for a girl to have the hyperactive type and “I need to hear from Moms who have an ADHD hyperactive girl please.” My brother was also ADHD so I’m quite familiar but always learning.
It’s been very hard on her friendships currently we are at the end of 2nd grade. She’s a good student and she worked hard on this ( too hard in fact so I have learned her happiness is more important than getting all A’s).
But her hyperactivity cancause anger and irritability and rudeness. She used to be friends with everyone but now she’s teased and I see how other girls look at her like she’s annoying. And her teachers get annoyed ( but I stop them right away and set the stage for no abuse to her). However she’s showing signs of peer pressure affecting how she sees school. I e homeschooled her but it’s too much for me with a 2 year old and I feel she needs the socialization.
I have a hard time getting her to bed early enough and she’s veryaccident Leone when tired. She gets 9.5-10 hours a day( usually 10 even though I strive for 11 but that rarely occurs although that’s what she needs). We use natural foods to feed her brain and a healthy diet. Need support on what todo. Can’t afford ADHD school at 24k a year. She’s been to private Christian school but kids are still excluding her. Any ideas from Moms of hyperactive girls would be great. I need to know what works. I worry she will start not liking herself because of how others treat her.