Hi all. I am new to this group. I am a divorced mom with 3 kids. Ages 17, 16 and 10. I believe my 10 year old son may have ADHD. He has had learning problems since kindergarten. Not because he can't learn, but more because he can't organize his thoughts and can't sit still long enough to focus. I have had him on a waiting list with neurodevelopmental in 3 different hospital systems since he was 6 years old.
The issues he has had since a very early age seem to be getting worse as he grows up. He lacks any impulse control, he is destructive, does not listen, and can't stay focused long enough on anything. He has been on an IEP in school since 1st grade and he did pass the 3rd grade reading equivelency exam. When he makes poor choices and is punished, he becomes absolutely hysterical, sometimes punching himself in the face.
I finally got him an appointment with a psychiatrist next month. I had him in counceling when his father and I were geting divoced but that did not help one bit.
Do any of you deal with these issues with you kiddos because I am finding it harder and harder to cope.