Parents of ADHD Children
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My son was diagnosed with ODD and ADHD at age 5. He will be 15 in 2 months. His father and I divorced in 2005. I left the 10 1/2 year marriage because of verbal abuse. I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and rape. Over the years I put all my energy into parenting my son, I am the primary parent. I also started a business that would give me flexibility. I was a teacher before I stayed home with our son. I did not want to go back into the classroom because I thought if I disciplined all day what was I going to have left over for my own child. My son had much counseling and medicine from age 5 until age 12. In 2008, I had to close my business due to the economy. In 2009 I went into another business with a family member that took a lot of my time, at times 12-14 hour days in the beginning.(I sold my portion of the business this past March and decided to go back to teaching. I am currently pursuing a full time position.) My son was entering middle school at that point. So many changes. He was not getting counseling or medication. I was trying to put food on the table etc. his father has never been supportive of the therapist and medicine process. My son’s father was always traveling for business and I never got a break. I had never dated until the summer of 2012. I did not introduce my son to this man until April of this year. My son’s behavior and disrespect was more than my boyfriend could handle. I am now single and so heartbroken. I have now enrolled my son in an Anger Management Program for Teens and ordered the Total Transformation series. Not sure about putting him back on medication? So, my situation is… I won’t probably date until my son goes off to college in 3 1/2 years. Are there any other single mothers that have tried to have a relationship and made it work? I am so distraught… I feel so alone….
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