I have a 19yo I had massive problems with. I refused to contemplate the medication idea, so we looked at diet. I think this may have made some difference but by the time I looked into it she was at school and it was impossible to control her diet. If you want to follow up ask your clinic nurse about hyperactive associations, I'm sure they'd know something. More recently on TV I have seen a few things that indicate sleep habits have more to do with behaviour than anything else and looking back, I strongly believe lack of sleep may have been our biggest problem. It was very hard for her to unwind and settle. I now have a 16month old and can certainly see when he needs sleep and have put in a lot of hard work to ensure he gets it. I also notice if he has a late night, I pay for it for about a week through having a whining child and he wakes up through the night as well for about a week.
Jenny, Townsville, Qld, 24yo, 19yo, 16mth