Parents of ADHD Children
at wit's end with lazy son
My son is in 4th grade and has been diagnosed with ADHD and bipolar disorder. He has always been a difficult child. Things have gotten better over the last year since we have gone to the Amen Clinic and had a brain scan. Anger issues are much better. He just seems so lazy now. He never wants to do anything except play and what interests him. His schoolwork is atrocious. He does have an IEP and goes to a fantastic charter school. Any advice on how to deal with the laziness and social immaturity of an ADHD child? The school is always calling with something he has done or said that is inappropriate or they can’t get him motivated either. Principal and teacher are great and on same page. I really just want him to take ownership for his responsibilities. He does have chores that he will do after being nagged and reminded time and time again.
I have hired two tutors to work with him. He gets OT at school and it seems like we are just doing everthing possible but he could care less. Please advise.
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