Parents of ADHD Children
I am new here. My son was diagnosed by the school with ADHD a year and a half ago and with all the intervention at school and home he is getting much worse in his behavior at home and in his academics where he is just shutting down. I can’t control him or divert him like I used to be able to. And he is verbally saying hes crazy and stupid which I know he hasn’t hear that from anyone but very aware that hes “different” He also is an early riser, sometimes 4 a.m. no matter what time I put him to bed, etc. He just has farmer genes. And I think this has a huge affect on his functionality during the school day.
We are currently trying various medications which I finally caved and agreed to try but unfortunately two have had adverse affects. I am currently setting him up for another consultation with a specialist to see if something else is going on.. I personally was on the fence about the diagnosis from the beginning because i never observed the extreme behavior he was exhibiting in the school setting and he is a very stubborn child. He is advanced in math as well, at a 4th grade level.
Has anyone else experienced this? Where the child is getting worse?? Is it possible that there is too much interventions which is tiring him out or affecfting him in another way?
Any input is greatly appreciated!
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