ADHD in Boys
HELP! 14 year old son with ADHD sexual curiosity
My 14 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD and cognitive delay when he was 5. We have been thru the gambit of meds and he has been on Vyvanse for 2+ years and this seems to work for school and he is not overly angry or violent. However, the last 6 months have been HELL! In August, we had gone shopping for back to school clothes and my 11 year old daughter had wanted to go to the craft store in the same strip mall, I told the kids that I would pay for the clothes and meet them next door. When I got to the craft store, I only found my daughter. We start looking for my son and went in the big box store in the same strip mall where I was met by store security telling me that they received a complaint from a parent of a girl about the same age as my daughter that he had come behind her, put his hands on her shoulders and then slapped her butt. Security followed my son and watched him go up behind a college aged girl and grab her around the waist. I was able to convince them not to call the police, my husband is a police officer. When we got in the car, I noticed a DS game and asked my son about it and he admitted to stealing it. So we went back in the store so he could return it and apologize. We talked to him about not touching others and personal space and that he could have been arrested and taken to juvenile court. About a month later, I got a call from my sister asking if my son had my cell phone because she had gotten some sexually explicit text messages from my number. When I checked my phone there were several sexting messages sent, some were to my boss’s husband. When asked, my son admitted freely that he had sent them. We explained to him that it’s not okay and that I could lose my job for things like this. Last night was the last draw…he apparently came into my bedroom and took my phone around 2am and was sexting and calling 2 teachers and 2 people we camp with along with taking pictures of his penis. My husband has had the sex talk with him and explained what are appropriate ways and places to express his sexual needs but he doesn’t seem to be listening. I am so humiliated and embarrassed having to call these people and apologize. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!
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