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Parents of ADHD Children
Poor behavior at school, but good at home
My son is in 4th grade and is pretty good at home. He fights with his sister a bit, but not more than any other child. I sometimes have to ask him to do things a few times, but really, he’s quite pleasant at home. School is another story - he is a terror. He’s refused to follow directions, cries when he doesn’t get his way, throws things around the classroom, rips things up and picks on other children. He plays competitive basketball and does very well on that team (it’s a travel team) and goes to church and Sunday school and does well there. I don’t understand why school is so hard for him. Has anyone else had a child like this? He has ADHD and is medicated. It’s just school is very difficult. Any ideas? And if you had a child like this, how did you handle this?