Parents of ADHD Children
EXTREME frustration issues
Hi! I’m new here, and I have a 6 yr old daughter with ADD. I believe she has comorbid Executive Functioning Disorder as well.
She gets extremely frustrated over (to me) simple issues. For example, she drops a pencil and it causes a 15 minute screaming fit. Or I ask her what she wants to eat for breakfast and she starts whining, crying, and storms off to her room for 30 minutes because she can’t decide. Homework is the BANE OF MY EXISTENCE. A worksheet with 5-10 math problems takes up to two hours. She whines, cries, says she doesn’t get it, etc.
I understand being sensitive to her unique personality, and that her ADD makes her not think like NeuroTypical children. But I have two other kids, including an infant to take care of, and have to make dinner, etc. I can not allow her to be a tyrant in our house! She has to learn to cope and work with her brain. ADD is not an “excuse” to scream and cry all day.
Please help! I’m at my wit’s end!
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