ADHD in Boys
ADD parent with ADD son struggling freshman
My son is 15 and a freshman. He was born early at 32 weeks. I am VERY attached to him and constantly worry about his social, school functioning. He has done well with no IEP due to medication use and my diligence in backing him up. I realize now that I really can’t back him forever. He wants and means to do well but struggles with all the executive function skills he needs to in spite of his best intentions. I recently began taking medication for undiagnosed Innattentive ADD which has helped me not to feel as overwhelmed as he does so I can guide him with tips that I have learned for myself. I feel so lost at how to best help him without overdoing it thus not allowing him to learn. I know my overindentification with him as well as my still seeing him as my fragile preemie is not helping things any advice would be greatly appreciated. Karen
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