Out of control
by Aunt Deb
(Brantford ontario, Canada)
I have an 8 year old neice who is out of control. She has low focus levels but extremely high energy. From one minute to the next her attention strays from this to that.
She has serious issues at school because she is disruptive in class and needs total attention. She is very happy and exuberant child but feels the need to negotiate every rule or decision put out by an adult. I feel she is actually learning in school but becomes bored quickly. She is very interested in the opposite sex.
The doctors have tested her for everything going and say she has no syndromes of any kind. She is acting like an adolescent in a young childs body. Recently, I discovered that she actually started her period last November 2009. She is 8 years old now.
What are the possibilities that her issues are caused by hormone imbalance? Can progesterone or lack of it be an issue here? How can we test it?