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Parents of ADHD Children
New member, out of whack
I am the father of a 9 year old ADHD boy. He’s my only son and the light of my life. However, we moved to a new town and his condition has worsened socially. Not a good way to make friends
A bit about myself. I am a former school jock/academic guy. Great career, now with an exec position in Biotech. The reason I say this is that, with all the knowledge I have about treatment options, I have never had the level of frustration and helplessness I’ve had with his condition.
He’s currently on Vyvanse. As most know, works for a while, increase the dose, ponder the side effects. We all are familiar with these tough decisions. My son is remarkably smart, which has only led us to fight the stigma/belief of people thinking he’s autistic (that is another forum discussion). Socially, he has few friends that are SO understanding that I feel like adopting them But otherwise, he’s facing the same social issues that other children with ADHD face.
Today, he had a baseball game and a very bad day to boot. His mother is in complete denial, and it has taken a tremendous toll in our relationship. I would do anything for him. That led me here. I believe I am not alone.
So I take this first step with all of you. I need the help, and will help as much as I can.