Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
Seeking help and advice for my family
My almost-12 year old son has classic ADHD, with hyperactivity, impulsivity and distractibility all just about equal. What compounds it is the emotional and social problems that go alongside everything. Additionallly, he does not seem to learn from his mistakes no matter what the consequences are.
Right now this is causing the biggest problem at home where his stepfather does not seem to understand the challenges my son is dealing with. My husband feels that he needs to be disciplined even more severely, and then loses his temper because he thinks my son doesn’t care.
I would appreciate advice. I have felt like I am caught in the middle for a couple years now - wanting to support my husband and help my son, but wanting to protect my son from my husband’s anger at the same time. I am torn between sending my boy to his dad where he may or may not have a better situation, or keeping him with me where at least I know I will fight for him…but also keeping a high conflict situation in our house by doing that.
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