Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
Disrespect and talking back 15 yo
We adopted our son at 5 and I was sure we could handle ADHD. I have advocated heavily so my son can have an IEP and even have the chance to go to a provincial residential school. Maybe because I have done everything for him for so long as I don’t wish him to fail, he does very little for himself. I feel I go out of my way on a daily basis only to have him swear at me or belittle me for . I have made the rule that he needs to get up by himself and get ready in the morning. I get angry and frustrated when I have to wake him up, get him breakfast for a third morning in a row only to find out he hasn’t event set his alarm. I have let him stay after school twice this week for gamers club dungeons and dragons and I am frustrated when he can not even reciprocate with just getting up in the morning. What are your consequences for disrespect? What are your expectations of your teens? Do they do any chores? Do they have rewards? Are they able to complete a chore without little assistance. Don’t get me wrong. I know the symptoms of ADHD , but 10 years if psychiatrists, IEPs, titrating meds (we tried them all and can’t go any higher on the one he’s on) I am so frustrated and sad . I feel like a frailer. I hate that my younger child has to witness this frustration ! Help!
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