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.
Hey there, I'm new to the group and looking for any and all advise possible. My stepson has been diagnosed with ODD for a couple of years now, and needless to say it's been extremely difficult on the relationship I have with him. Does anybody happen to know of any website that could point me toward parenting classes or local support groups to help me learn more about patience with him? I've...
I'm new to this group but a little relieved to see that I'm not alone. We saw a well know physiatrist at all Children's who diagnosed my son with ODD. I have done all the therapies besides, the PCIT which I will be looking into. I wanted to know if anyone has used a natural supplent of any type that has helped with the outbursts and mood swings?