Parents of ADHD Children
New and need help with son too young to be diagnosed
Hello I’m new here, my son is only 3 so he is too young to be diagnosed, but I need help/support. He is so hard to take anywhere. I have four kids 3boys and a baby girl. My 3rd son is like 10 kids in one. He is an escape artist and super fast. Now that I have a baby in my arms, I can’t go anywhere because he runs off the instant I let go of his had. He has no fear of danger. We have to look all our doors with a key from the inside, he destroys everything he gets his hands on. While I’m cleaning up one mess, he is making another. I just can’t go anywhere anymore and I find my depression getting worse as I see other mothers take their kids to splash pads, zoos, libraries. I feel like my other kids are being ripped off because they aren’t getting to do that fun stuff either. He is also speech delayed so communication difficulties just magnify the stress on both ends. He qualified for state help and now goes to a preschool geared to help children with learning and behavioral disabilities. They use a compression vest for him and says it helps, so I bought one and it doesn’t seem to help at all. They said they use fidget toys with him and they help, well this makes me feel like a failure because I can’t get them to help at home. I was hoping to find other ideas on how to calm him down, get him to understand danger, and discipline. I’m in tears nearly everyday, because I don’t know if I am cut out for this as I have ADD myself so I’m struggling with making a game plan and implementing it. He deserves more from me. Despite my struggles with him, he is such a sweet cute boy.
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