Parents of ADHD Children
Feeling isolated and misunderstood
I have never done this before, but I have been craving some solidarity from other parents!! I have two boys 14 and 10. My oldest is the “go with the flow” kind of kid, and my 10 yr old…well lets just say he jumps first asks questions later. He was diagnosed at age 7 with ADHD, and we started on the road of meds. Fast track to now…because of an overriding medical condition, pseudotumor cerebri, that developed in the fall of 2013 he was restricted from any ADHD meds, and sports. He sees a therapist once a week to help with behavior. It saddens me that his list of friends has become almost obsolete. The party invites have near diminished, and the play dates are very rare!! Even when we as a family are invited somewhere I feel I sit on pins and needles waiting for him to do something so totally him, but frowned upon by the majority. I can honestly say I have NEVER felt more isolated than I do right now. He tells me no one plays with him at recess. I ask him how that makes him feel…his response…their loss!! LOL. Though I am not sure I should believe him:(
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