This is my first post and I'm absolutely sick with myself for saying this, but my 6-year-old boy is ruining my life. He's ADHD with as-yet undiagnosed ODD (right now it's "unspecified conduct disorder" and I don't think I can take much more of him. I read through some of the posts here and I see what I'm in for, in terms of the teenage years, and it makes me wish I could just run away myself. The worst part is feeling guilty about thinking the things I think about him. He was my miracle baby, after being infertile for so long, and was the sweetest, easiest little baby a person could ask for. Something went downhill around 2 and we've been seeing a child psychologist since he was 4, but it's not helping.
We started preschool but he got kicked out for threatening to shoot everyone in the class. So we home schooled and had a pretty good time. But when it came time to actually do learning activities each day, it became a nightmare. Since August, we have gotten through almost 6 weeks of the semester, but I'm exhausted and it doesn't look like anything is going to help.
Is there medication for ODD? Something to calm him? He's already tried Intuniv for the ADHD (worked for exactly one week before the symptoms became worse) and now he's on Klonadine, but that doesn't seem to be making a difference. Thanks everyone for reading this. It's alternately nice to know other people are going through this, and horrifying to see what my future looks like.
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...
theatre and I are there already. I'm having a very berry tea with crackers, cheese and cherry tomatoes and she's having a joint with some beer and we're both on really comfy recliners on thick pile carpet. we need some help with the decor if anyone is around??