adhd

  1. R

    How do you survive?

    I have an almost 6 yo DS (only child) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (high functioning), ADHD, DMDD, ODD who completely wrecked my life. He has made my life a living hell. And he is only 5.The last time I was happy was 5 years ago. Our house and lives are WWIII. He is extremely aggressive, destructive, always angry...
  2. soaringspirit

    Behavior/Discipline Problems

    We are raising 3 of our grands, ages 3,5,and 6. They are pretty strong willed, esp. the 3 and 5 year old. They get into so much mischief, and are often disobedient. I wish I could give examples of things they get into, but I won't take the time. I am at my wit's end! Sometimes I feel like just...
  3. J

    Out of Control 4yrold

    My four year old boy's behavior has gotten out of control. I dont know what to do anymore. My husband and I have tried spanking, time out, taking things away (including dessert) and nothing works. I dont want to take him anywhere anymore I am so embarrassed. He wont listen to anything anyone...
  4. K

    16 year old aggressive behavior

    My 16 year old son has been getting worse. He has been diagnosed with ADD and has taken Ritalin in the past, no help. Recently started Wellbutrin. Not helping. He is failing half of his classes and now he doesn't seem to care about anything. He has friends at school but doesn't do anything with...
  5. Mirrorimage

    Difficult 5 year old!

    God I need some help. I have a 5 year old girl. From about 2 she has been very highly strung would have a paddy and scream till she wet herself up to about 4 years old.. I have another girl almost two years older than her. I put it down to frustration.. She settled a little bit for about 6...
  6. A

    Trying to find psychiatric help under school age

    I have called and emailed at least 50 Psychiatrist and or treatment centers for a child whom I have guardianship of. We have been told play therapy is really all they can do for him now. He is violent and destructive at 4. every where we call has a 6 month waiting list ect. I am on all the lists...
  7. Overit

    Worried

    Hi this is my first post, I'm settled now but very concerned for my 10 year old daughter. My daughter has been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and I don't remember the name but it is a disrespect for authority figures at the age of 6. She takes Concerts daily although I don't like to give it to her...
  8. S

    Feeling Like I Failed

    I am new to this group. I have a 10 year old daughter with sensory processing disorder (SPD), ODD, and not sure what else at the moment. She is on the go making demands 24/7. My son and I are exhausted. Recently, she tried to stab her brother with a pencil and bit a large chunk out of my arm. After a great deal of thinking...
  9. HMBgal

    Anyone with experience using Sand Tray Therapy?

    Hi all. My grandson has a new psychiatrist. He wants to do this type of therapy, only with Minecraft. It's one-on-one therapy. It seems really cool, but wondered what experiences you might have had.
  10. M

    How do you deal with your easy child?

    Sorry for all the new threads. I've been alone and lost for so long I have a lot of questions. I have 2 children. Difficult child is 13 with ADHD and anxiety. Very high maintenance. Steals and lies. From me and his sister. Has really hurt her and she dislikes him most of the time. She is 16...
  11. M

    Ideas for Helping Son with Hygiene

    Son is 13, diagnosed ADHD/anxiety. On several medications including Vyvanse and Zoloft. Likes bathing. Likes to soak in super hot water. Often does not use soap or wash his hair. Smells WORSE when he leaves the tub than when he got in. Tends to get into things in the bathroom, makes a huge mess...
  12. M

    13 year old son with repeat behavior issues at school

    a little background. My son is diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety. He is on both vyvanse and Zoloft. He is in 7th grade and attends a school for children with ADHD and autism. It is a private school primarily funded by the state we live in. Before this he attended public school and was failing many...
  13. S

    Keeps regressing

    DS12's depression keeps getting worse. We tried Zoloft and then Celexa after a Zoloft fail. With both the Zoloft and Celexa we saw huge improvements and then major backslides. We then ruled out SSRIs and tried Lamictal. As we were titrating up there was almost a switch overnight at 150 and I...
  14. O

    Run out of options

    There is a lot of backstory to this so I will try to include everything without writing a novel, but the tl;dr is my 16 (17 in April) is ruining his life, our family, and making life hell. My son is 16, almost 17. His mother and I are no longer together and from about the age of 2 until he was...
  15. mommabear34

    Help!! I'm new here, my adhd/autistic son refuses to use the toilet at night!

    Hello all, my son was diagnosed at age 3 with autism and last year with adhd. He has always been difficult to toilet but has been using the toilet during the day with no accidents for over a year now. At night he still continues to refuse to pee in the toilet. He does have control of his...
  16. D

    She taxes me...

    Hi My name is Dee. I'm a mom to an only child. She will be 17 in 27 days. She has had anxiety and depression since about age 10. Shes been medicated and in treatment for 5 years. Shes now off medications as they were not helping at all. Shes been hospitalized twice for overdose. She was committed...
  17. E

    Please help me with my 20 year old granddaughter.

    I am a 60+ year old grandma who loves her granddaughter immensely. She moved out of her mother's house because they didn't get a long and she was emotionally abusive to her. I took her in and I didn't mind it because I felt bad for her. She's 20 now and moved in with me around 17/18 years. The...
  18. S

    Lost as to what to do

    My son is 15 and is so horrible. He swears at everyone including me. He had an iep in school and is in learning support classes as he has been diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) a mood disorder adhd and Tourette's just to name a few and the most recent ones. As he is over 14 he has refused to take his medicine...
  19. S

    First post... 8 year old violent ADHD in shared custody situation

    First-- Hi. I'm new, I've been reading through many of these posts and it's helping me realize I'm not alone. Second-- I just ordered that book everyone recommends, the Explosive Child, and that will be my weekend task this weekend. Here's the situation. Dad's sister is diagnosed paranoid...
  20. K

    Need help

    i have a 9year old stepson who I have raised since he was 2 1/2 . He had a rough start in his early years and was taken from his mothers care by social services . My husband and I could tell early on that something was going on with him and we suspected ADD. My husband was against medicating him...
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