Parents of ADHD Children
MAJOR Issues w/ Biological Mother
I’m the stepmother of a 10-yr-old boy who was recently diagnosed with ADHD. My husband and I agree that he needs to see a doctor and start meds due to inconsistent performance at school, conduct issues, etc.
Unfortunately, our son splits his time with us and his biological mom and her husband. They are VERY opposed to any treatment and feel NOTHING is wrong w/ him, even though we have a 4-page report from a psychologist who tested him.
We are now in a legal battle to decide who the domiciliary parent will be (was never established prior to now), so that we can determine how to move forward. In the meantime, the mom has kept us from seeing our son for almost 2 mths now. And she has decided to align herself with my husband’s ex-wife and his teen daughter who have been doing nothing but filling our son’s head with lies about us and our intentions.
We know this b/c we took him lunch one day at school and asked him if he knew why he wasn’t seeing us. He said “because my mom said you 2 think something’s wrong with me, but no one else does.”
So on top of fighting for his well-being and re-establishing visitation, we are also now going to have to reverse the negative brainwashing that’s been taking place for the past 2 mths.
I’ve tried to send the mom info on ADHD, this website link, other support groups, etc and she just refuses to read any of it. Even his pediatrician agrees with the report and that a medication should be tried. The mom put in the legal citation that we are trying to put him on “mind-altering drugs for no reason.”
What’s best way to deal with this horrendous situation?
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