Parents of ADHD Children
I am so glad I found this group. Both of my children were diagnosed with anxiety when they were young. My daughter is now doing well on medication. My son (who is 7) has been having major meltdowns and tantrums, so much so that our entire family is getting overwhelmed. The psychiatrist just diagnosed him with ADHD and we are going to start him on Concerta. I guess I am looking for reassurance that there is hope out there. I have never felt so lost or helpless as a parent.Since he was a baby, he was never “comfortable in his own skin.” He had EI for sensory seeking behavior, never slept, was always restless. The temper tantrums, though, are by far the hardest to deal with. I had always associated ADHD with not being able to concentrate at school, not really temper tantrums. He is usually able to focus at school but doesn’t do well with unstructured time. Does anybody else have a child who has major outbursts from ADHD but can sit still to read, etc. It has gotten to the point where even my parents won’t babysit for him bc they don’t know what to do. Sorry for babbling…Thank you!
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