ADD / ADHD Community
inappropriate touching and ADHD
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

inappropriate touching and ADHD

Hi. My 9-year-old nephew has ADHD and is medicated. On at least 4 occasions, the last being last week, he touched my 6-year-old daughter inappropriately. They were in a tent, he called himself the Stranger, and he spanked my daughter's bottom (not hard). For at least 2 of the swats, he pulled her panties down. His parents say it's a manifestation of his lack of impulse control caused by his ADHD and see it as comparable to his cutting a live wire or climbing a tall tree. I don't agree and I think he's headed down a very dangerous path. Needless to say, my daughter will not be allowed to be alone with him again. I believe he needs counseling specific to the inappropriate touching but they don't agree. I know every case is different, but am I off base here?
Related Discussions
350801_tn?1201928363
I think there are 2 things going on here. He could very well have a lack of control, as his parents say. But usually, children that do what you describe are often repeating something done to them. I think your nephew is currently being or has been molested very recently. Kids will do to others what has been done to them. Please do not be afraid to confront his parents, and ask them to talk to the boy. At 9, kids are still very honest, and I bet you he will tell you someone else did the same thing to him. Please don't make a big deal out of it when the boy is questioned. Try to bring it up very lightly so you don't scare him.
Shelly
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1272624_tn?1395437957
Blank
plumber43 commented on Who we REALLY are :)...
2 hrs ago
1643531_tn?1390433321
Blank
Godisfaithful commented on Who we REALLY are :)...
5 hrs ago
1253584_tn?1332881554
Blank
ang_811 commented on ang_811's status
5 hrs ago
Top Children's Development Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Sandman2
San Pedro, CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
kirk8
Eureka, CA, CA
ADD / ADHD Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Children's Development Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Sandman2
San Pedro, CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
kirk8
Eureka, CA, CA