Parents of ADHD Children
Meltdowns at School
My ten year old son is having trouble with direction from adults at school. He has been on Focalin for three years and it has help immensely with attention and hyperactivity but we have a lingering problem with his emotions. He is not angry but is easy to tears especially out of frustration. This is not a problem at home because I seem to be able to interrupt the meltdown and calm him before he gets too upset. However, at school he has multiple episodes a week and is become a burden to the teacher. He goes to a Montessori school and they have been wonderful in working with us on this journey but we are the juncture where they call a “meeting” to discuss his behavior, again…... I don’t have any ideas for how to help him when I am not around. He does not respond to his teacher’s attempts to calm him. She is engaged an eager to help with this but we are all out of ideas. He is been tested and is extremely smart and in the gifted program as well. He takes melatonin to help him sleep, I limit screen time and have a strong reward program for good behavior. I don’t know what else to do. any ideas? Thanks!!
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