Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
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I am a 32 yr old mom to 2 boys. I have ADHD (inattentive) and am in college. My 11 yr old has ADHD (impulsive) and a growth disorder. My 7 yr old has an anxiety disorder (most likely PTSD). My fiance also lives with us, he is 35.
We are having serious struggles with the 11 yr old. He is in trouble at school almost daily for being aggressive, disruptive,inappropriate and defiant.
His mood and behavior have made our house very uncomfortable. My 7 year old hides in his closet. I frequently cry at the drop of a hat. My fiance stays at work until almost bedtime, I think in hopes that he can come home to a quiet house? It’s miserable.
My 11 yr olds bio-father undermines anything we try to do as far as limits and boundaries. I know that without him being on board things won’t improve, but I fear a court battle. My son goes to his fathers Sat morning and comes home Sunday night. Other than that time his father has nothing to do with him. I handle all doctors and school.
I’m at a loss for where to turn. My son’s psychiatrist just keeps changing meds, his counselor antagonizes him, the school is doing everything they can but he gets so wound up he has to be sent home because he scares the other kids.
I’m in central NH and the next closest Dr that would see him in 1.5 hours away.
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