1. Constant climbing even when instructed not to do so.
2. Continuous movement, such as bouncing a knee constantly, the inability to sit without squirming, or restless feet, accompanied by frequent needs to get up and move around.
3. Running and moving so quickly that it results in serious injury, such as stitches, even after having been told to stop.
4. For 4-year-olds, an inability to hop on one foot.
5. An inability to play peacefully with others, and the occasional show of a level of aggression that requires removing the child from a situation.
6. Being louder and noisier than fellow playmates.
7. Often befriending strangers with little caution.
8. Showing unusually low fear in situations that can lead the child into danger.
9. The inability to focus for more than a few minutes without losing interest.
10. Refusal to participate in an activity that requires the child's attention for more than a minute or two.
There are safe and effective treatments without drugs (including special diets) that can help manage these symptoms.
Did you read the thread? There is no such thing as ADHD - - the dude made it up.
Good grief, my husband has #2, #7, #8, should I put him on mind altering drugs, he’s already on a special diet?
Constant climbing? Can be corrected by constant correction, we used to call it punishment for not obeying parents.
Moving quickly? Surely that is a joke, I can’t count the number of I know kids who have moved quickly and broken and arm, gotten a cut on the head hand or foot etc.
Hopping on one foot? Well, I don’t think they should be drinking either!
Being louder or noiser?
I could go on down your list and in EVERY case (except the hopping on one foot) I find disinterested parents who refuse to correct and discipline their child. I’ll give the teachers a pass, but only because they are no longer allowed to discipline kids and probably wouldn’t know how even if they were allowed.
But as you said, drugging them is most certainly NOT the answer!