Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
how to convince dad that he's truly struggling
Our son is entering his junior year of college and practically flunked everything second semester of his sophomore year. He always has good intentions, can be hard-headed, but struggles with organization and keeping track of deadlines. He is transferring to another school in the fall and I am terribly worried that he is going to continue to face the same challenges. His dad thinks we just need to let him flunk out and that will whip him into shape. He feels as though me discussing ADHD with our son is giving him a crutch. He was diagnosed in kindergarten after being kicked out of two preschools. He was on meds from that time until 7th grade. We took him off b/c on a few occasions when he got upset he talked about being better off dead and it freaked me out. He struggled throughout high school to meet deadlines and if it weren’t for me breathing down his neck, he wouldn’t have done as well as he did. How do I convince my husband that his struggle is very real and this needs to be addressed before we send him off to school in the fall once again? Nothing is going to change!!!
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