I just joined this group today. I’m sitting in my sons carpool line waiting for school to let out and the people around me probably think I’m crazy because I’m crying my eyes out... again. My son is 6 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD and ODD at the beginning of the school year. Every. Single. Day. Is a freaking battle with him. He yells, he throws things, he kicks his teacher or he spits on her when she tries to make him do something, he tells us “no” before we even finish telling him to do something and then throws himself on the floor or runs to his room screaming. This is just a FEW of the problems we have had this year alone. I’m so beyond overwhelmed. 90% of the time I just want to be done with it all. And the worst part is that we had it controlled! He was a medication that brought back my sweet, smart, happy, loving little 6 year old for almost 3 months. He was still a challenge on his best days, but I could breathe. And then all of the sudden he flipped around back to the way he acted when he was first diagnosed but on top of that he was threatening to kill him self. At 6!!!! So the psychiatrist determined it was the medicine and changed him to something else. Now no more threats of suicide (thank god!) but now we’re back at square one. I’m exhausted, physically, mentally and emotionally. This is turning me into a basket case.
Hello, I am new here and new to the diagnosis of my son (Chase) who is five years old and recently (Jan 2018) diagnosed with ODD. It's been a struggle parenting him in the last couple months but we are trying our best. Any helpful tips would be greatly appreciated.
I am new to this group, I have a son that is soon to be 6 yrs old that i believe has these types of behavioral issues. He has not been diagnosed, we are looking into therapy options that may help him as well as us being able to cope with the day to day stress this puts on the family. We do not want to medicate so we know that options are limited. My son is very combative mostly all the time, he...