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Does my toddler have ADD?
Q: My 15-month-old toddler literally climbs the walls, the furniture and anything he can get on. He never sits still. Do you think he has ADD? He throws temper tantrums and hangs from the curtains; when he plays with his toys it’s to throw them. Everybody keeps telling me we’re just spoiling him, but we frequently send him to time-out. Nobody will baby-sit him because of his destructiveness. I have two older children, ages 7 and 10, and am expecting a new baby in four months.
A: It’s difficult to tell if your son is hyperactive at his age. Even if he is, most doctors will not prescote medicine to treat hyperactivity in a 15-month-old.

You sound like you’re under a lot of pressure with this very active child and a baby due imminently. I suggest you ask your pediatrician to recommend a child psychologist who can advise you on how manage your 15-month-old. Make sure dad goes with you; with four children you’ll need all the help you can get. If you can’t afford private psychological help ask your doctor to recommend an agency that charges according to a family’s income. Good luck