Hi everyone! I've been lurking for a few weeks while I've been having trouble getting my account to activate, but finally, it worked and here I am. I am a semi-stay at home mom (I work for my mom at her insurance company 2 days a week from 9-1, hardly work) to two boys age 3 and 6. It is my 6 year old that I have been worried about for some time and we just decided that it's time to get some help and hopefully get some answers as to how we can better manage the situation. J is an outgoing friendly boy, and very sweet too, but he is also very hyperactive. This boy will run back and forth across our living room if there is nothing else to do and he will be shaking his hands and his head the entire time while making these constant "pch..pah..pow" sounds. He is a little obsessive, thing have to be done a certain way or he can have a major meltdown. He still throws major fits almost daily over small stuff (apparently it's not so small to him). When he's with a group of other kids, he gets so excited that it almost like he can't control his limbs and the simplest task, like throwing a ball, becomes nearly impossible. He just hops up and down, nearly falling over sometimes and his arms are all over the place. On the other hand, this child has no short attention span. If he's interested in something (board games, video games, puzzles, etc.) he will refuse to quit until he has completed the task. Someone asked another parent here on the boards if her child lined things up by color. This is my son! He doesn't do it anymore, but as a baby (<1-2) he would take blocks, fridge magnets, and anything he could find and make several lines, each its own color. This was before he could say the colors. He counted to 3 and knew the meaning of the number before he could say "mama". By 2.5 he recognized all upper and lower case letters, numbers, several shapes beyond circle, square, triangle, and all colors. He is in Kindergarten now and has been reading since before school started. He was adding and subtracting double digits although I think he might have lost that since the school is not keeping up with his abilities. In this one school year, my son has been nominated for Gifted/Talented (did not make it although I recieved no scoring sheets, just a letter) and T-1 our schools class for those who are not "emotionally" ready for 1st grade. Something about those two classes just don't go together! So, finally today we are seeing the pediatrician about this and we have been referred to a place in Houston. They called me yesterday & now I'm just depressed. They have a minimum one year waiting list! What are we supposed to do for a full year? I expected a few months, but that's crazy! So sorry for the long post, I just wanted to let everyone know what's going on and I would love your input. I'll let you know what the pediatrician says later.