A mom writes in asking for advice about her 3-year-old toddler. She says her son was recently diagnosed with ADHD after experiencing severe anger issues at times. She is wondering if she might be able to give him CBD gummies as a way of helping control behavior. Do any moms have advice or experience to share?
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A member of the community asks:
“Has anyone’s 3-year-old been diagnosed with ADHD?
I have a question I’d like to ask moms: Who has a toddler that has been diagnosed with ADHD and, at three, has severe anger issues to the point where you simply tell them no, they throw things at you, hit you, etc. They become enraged very easily but are also very sweet and affectionate.
Have any mothers tried CBD gummies with this type of behavior? Please list the pros & cons of your child taking them, what doses you give them, and where did you get them from. Thank you for your opinions.”
Community Advice for This Mom Whose Toddler Was Diagnosed with ADHD and Wants to Know if She Can Give Him CBD Gummies
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The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.
“A 3-year-old should never be given a diagnosis of ADHD. It’s highly unprofessional to give a diagnosis that young. A 3-year-old displaying anger (as described) is most likely struggling to express their emotions and might even have some issues talking and explaining why they are mad…
… You need to work on seeing a psychologist who specializes in play therapy to see if they can help identify the issue. I would not jump to medications without doing major work to figure out WHY it’s happening and working on methods to help the child express their emotions better. Honestly, it just sounds like a 3-year-old struggling to communicate. This does not sound like ADHD to me.”
“That is part of him being 3 years old… My 3-year-old has hyper energy from the time he gets up at 8 am to the time he finally falls asleep at 9 pm. He also gets mad when you tell him no and he will hit and kick us and tell us that yes he is going to do what we told him not to do. Please please get a second opinion because almost all 3-year-olds act like that. They don’t and shouldn’t be diagnosed with ADHD at that age.”
“Sounds like a normal toddler.”
“Omg, why not just let him be a kid? I have 4. They’re all different. They’re all perfectly normal and healthy and went through the same phases at different times. I think your connection with your child helps with perception and communication… Schools tried to tell me this for 3 out of 4 of my kids… they’re all right where they should be. Please don’t just jump on meds for your baby when they’re in developmental stages just because someone said to! You could mess him up for life!”
“No toddler should ever be diagnosed that young in my opinion. They are just learning about life, so many doctors are quick to prescribe ADHD meds and those meds can affect the heart and brain. Behavior therapy could help. Also looking at toxins and genetic info. Some kids get encephalitis from vaccines that trigger behavior issues. Having several doctors’ opinions can help.”
“Too early to diagnose. Wouldn’t recommend CBD gummies. There’s no way of really know what all is in them or if they even work. Children act up and throw fits and test boundaries. It’s up to you to find out what works best for your child. Redirect him or her, reward charts, staying calm, and letting them have the fit but be their comfort and balance…
… Try not to control or stop the situation rather be there to help them through it. Find out why they are having an outburst. They have big emotions that they don’t know what to do with and look to you as the parent to model the behavior they should have. Good luck, you can get through this. Just be patient with your child.”
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