ADHD in Boys
Help with behavior issues
My 10 year old son has a diagnosis of ADHD and when he went to his 1st therapist 4 years ago, she hesitantly referred to him as possibly having a mild form of asbergers. Anyway, he’s been taking 10 mg of Focalin XR and this has helped tremendously with his school work. The problem we are left with is his behavior and lack of social skills. When he gets together with other children, he is overly excited and becomes extremely loud, bossy, and just bounces all over the place. The boys that are even 2 years younger than him do not like his behavior and do not come back or call him. He cannot keep a friend for longer than 1 or 2 weeks. He’s in sports year round and a very good athlete all around. He’s admired by fellow teammates but once they leave the field, they just ignore him. I’ve checked in my area and no one offers any type of program or group counseling that I can get him involved in. Does anyone know of any books, CDs, etc. that we could try using to work with his problem? I’ve tried supervising his play time and calling him aside and reminding him of his inappropriate behavior, but it never works. When he sits at home all weekend and I know other boys are going to parties and getting together to play, I actually shield my son from seeing them together. He is so hard on himself, crying in his room and saying he’s such a bad kid that no one likes him. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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