I am worried about my five-year-old grandson. He refuses to listen, has trouble concentrating, throws tantrums, and asks the same question over and over. He is very bright, cute, funny, imaginative and loves to be the center of attention. He doesn’t sit still if there is external stimuli. I literally can’t take my eyes off of him. He doesn’t know boundaries. He doesn’t sit to eat a meal. The doors have to be locked from the inside, he may decide to visit the neighbor or go on a journey. Two years ago, I thought it was a phase, but it is getting worse. It’s as if he has no control.
The behaviors you describe suggest a possible Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Have your grandson’s parents explored this possibility with their family physician? If not, you might suggest that they do. If they are resistant, ask them to learn more about this disorder. Have them check the ADHD Basics section of LD Online, ADDITUDE and CHADD .