Parents of ADHD Children
My in-laws think they are running the show.
Warning…. this might be long winded!
I recently packed up my 2 kids, 6yr girl and 11mo boy, and moved across the country to be near my in- laws. My husband had to stay behind for a few months, but will be joining us this time next month. Until he gets here we have been staying with an Aunt in a ‘cozy’ 1 bdrm house. My 6yr old has ADHD and while I’m used to it, the rest of the family is not. I have my ideas on how to raise her and they have their own, they do not agree with my way. Every time i turn around i am being second guessed, undermined and flat out argued with in front of my daughter. I have had a hard enough time getting her to listen to me or do as i ask since she was old enough to talk back. I end up getting frustrated and just not saying anything anymore because she will just run to one of them is she doesn’t like what i say and then it’s an argument between the adults. I realize i only have 30 days until dad gets here, but I am tired of being treated like a child in front of my daughter. Sometimes some of the things said to my daughter by the in-laws are harsh and i feel like i am letting her down by not standing up for her. What do i do?
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