Parents of ADHD Preteens
HELP me help my adhd son
I am a mother of three. A 12 yo ds who has adhd odd and anxiety (if not more), a 5 yo dd and a 4 mo ds. My 12 yo lived with my mother from age 2 to 8, she kidnapped him and it took me that long to find them. In an attemped to keep him happy my mother let him do whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. Now i am dealing with a child who is hormonal, adhd, and so very angry that he was “taken” from a house where he got everything he wanted to come live in a home with rules, and siblings. I can’t always tell what is adhd/odd, and what is him used to getting his way and anger now that he’s not. I have thought it’ll get better, he just has to get used to rules, but it seems like his behavior has only gotten so very much worse in the past three years. Anytime he doesn’t get his way he breaks my things or hurts his sister. He is made to go to his room with his things and away from his sister when he doesn’t get his way until he calms to avoid hurting her. I’ve been told life gets better with an adhd child as they get older, is there hope for us? He is in therapy, single and family, takes medication. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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