Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
Help...13 Yr old going downhill
I am a soon to be step parent of a 13 year old boy with ADHD. His name is Cody. His father and he both live with me full time. I have never had children. I am Cody’s primary caregiver as his father works nights. Cody is being treated with medications. Everytime his dad tries to get him in to the phyciatrist, he is forced to work and has to cancel the appointment. Cody seems to be getting worse. He is on the verge of being suspended from school. We have taken away all his privelages. We give him chore lists. We try to give him positive feedback, but that is less and less as he just acts out all the time. When he is home with me he contiually lies about school and homework. We put a plan together with his teachers and the teachers don’t follow through. He is distructive, throwing rocks at windows and breaking things. I just don’t know where to begin to help him. His biological mother has given up on him and I want him to know that we love him very much and will do everything we can to help him.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and offering any advice you can give.
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