My 6 yr old was diagnosed in December with ADHD and OCD. When he is with adults who are very loving but also extremely firm and no-nonsense he is pretty well-behaved most of the time, unless other individuals are brought into his "safe setting." He is very respectful and polite while at home (except with his 3 yr old brothet which is normal) but the MOMENT he is out from under my watchful eye, he is pushing every button he can to try to manipulate someone. I witnessed him screaming at his Sunday School teacher because he didn't want to stand in line. He will have a meltdown at school if he is told to do his work, sit on the carpet, leave the light off when the overhead projector is on, if another kid looks at him in a way he doesn't like. He will cry, throw chairs, kick people, etc etc etc. EVERY DAY I get a phone call from his principal. We are very firm as parents- I was a Police Officer. My husband was an ARMY Sargeant. We are VERY loving. We do things as a family. He was kept home from school all of December bc the school said they couldn't handle it and his Psychologist wrote him a dr's excuse at the school's request. Even though I didn't agree with it, I thought it may give him an opportunity to adjust to medication a little and we may see some improvements. The first week back in January we saw some, but now it is the same it was before. Currently every toy is missing from his room, no tv, I've had to pull him out of every activity except school (even Sunday School) because I never know when he will throw a chair or attack another child! He is very depressed, but his Doctor said he is down from being in so much trouble, but he said it is necessary because of his actions. Does anyone else deal with this? ps...he doesn't behave this way with my husband or I, his Principal, or his former babysitter, so I know it is controllable to some degree.
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