Quoting A mother & wife:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chim Richalds:</b>" My daughter is the same. I used to have ... [snip!] ... I said nothing. As I'm trying this he just bit my husband for the second time in 2 hours. After being told you don't bite."
My daughter is that way, UGH. For example, we were at urgent care the other day and I saw a kid puking and I told her not to touch anything as we were walking past, and she ran BACK, and went *touch touch touch* all over just to ...I don't know what, lol, be independent? Show me she didn't have to listen??? I don't know.
She most DEFINITELY has ADHD, but I feel the same way you do. I just try to make sure we are almost always out of the house. We spend the majority of our time at places made for kids, zoo, indoor playground, museums, aquariums, etc. She is content and amicable in those places.
Also, cutting out TV helps a lot.