Parents of ADHD Children
Grandma seeks advice/support for single mom of 3 with ADD/ADHD
My middle daughter is a single parent to 4 children…3 who have ADD/ADHD. The oldest is an 11 yr. old son who suffers with ADHD, depression and some behavioral problems. He mostly lives with us but his mom and siblings live down the street. Next is an 8 yr. old daughter who has ADD, behavioral issues and veryyy lazy..lol. Next is another son who is 5. He has ADHD, extra on the hyper and behavioral issues. The baby is 17 months and is busy learning to be a terrible 2…lol. We have 2 other daughters of which the youngest is 30 and has had ADHD since she was 6. There are other family members who have ADD/ADHD so we are always learning. Even though we “often” give advice and support it would be very helpful for our daughter to get the same from parents in her age group (30’s) who aren’t…old. To add insult to injury, the 5 and 8 yr old’s have to visit their father every other weekend and they have been in a court battle for the last 2 yrs. over his neglect of their health and safety. The 11 yr. old does not visit. Some of their behavioral issues come from these visits. (We have found and its sad to say that some counselors and lawyers have their hand out constantly but unless your child is dying or dead, they do very little to help). We are also looking for any support groups for single parents and parents with ADD/ADHD children in the Columbia/Lexington, South Carolina area that our daughter could go to that would help her deal with the a very full plate.
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