Oh my, where do I begin. I've read a few other post on here and they all seem like my 8 year old son. He has been diagnosed with ADHD, Mood disorder, ODD and newly being treated for anxiety and depression. The strugle in my household is real! Me and my husband are desperate for strategies that will help us help him. The defiant behavior is about to send me over board. We deal with the destructive behavior and crazy anger outburst on a daily. He got suspended from school for telling his teacher he was going to stab her and tearing her classroom apart. He is having to repeat 2nd grade because his behavior is keeping him from learning. He tells me and my husband (his step dad) he hates us and don't love us. Which I've learned to just look past that, it doesn't hurt my feelings anymore. We are newly dealing with him saing he wants to kill himself. That's why he was admitted. I was very surprised they didn't keep him longer. I've felt like we were so alone dealing with this. This website is honestly a Godsend for parents who feel alone (like me!!) We actually just had to have him admitted this past tuesday. They kept him 3 days and said he hasn't shown any bad behavior they can't keep him. My first thought was this kid is smart, he acted like an angel to get to come home. As soon as he was home he was back to himself. I'm feeling like we are prisoners in our home sometimes. We don't know when he is going to have an episode so we're always on high alert. I've had people tell us he will grow out of this, but my fear is what if he don't? I don't wan't to deal with a teenager with this type of behavior. My patience is wearing very thin... Any suggestions?
Has anyone made it to the other side?
I have a daughter who is 10...was diagnosed ODD 1 year ago...we are in behavioral therapy. Our ODD issues are only at home...not at school which is wonderful and makes me angry at the same time. There are days I feel like a rockstar and days where I feel like.....Where do I even begin? ODD….I HATE YOU! I’m mad…no, I’m angry. I’m angry that I can’t fix her. I’m bitter...