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.
Hi all,We are having a lot of trouble with our 8 year old son and his defiant, unreasonable, disrespectful behavior. He's not officially diagnosed but fits every description of OOD to every detail except displaying behavior in multiple places. He's the perfect student at school, listens to directions, keeps up with work, works well with others, is respectful etc. . All of his teachers have always...
My son has adhd, ocd and odd. Lately his odd has gotten worse. My husband is anti doctors and anti medicine. Well my sons doctor wanted to put him on a mood stabilizer to help with his mood swings and aggressive behaviors. I am so sick of butting heads with my husband over this. He works swing shift and is barely home. When he is he hardly ever helps with the kids. So he doesn’t see what I see...