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|Wed, 04-15-2009 - 1:58pm|
I have posted on here a few times and I thank you all for your replies. I just wanted to post something positive.
My DS is 6 and is ADHD combined. Most days are hard. I negotiate with him from the minute our eyes open in the morning to the minute our eyes close at night. I am looked at by other moms as a moron that has no idea how to parent since DS always picks the "best" times to completely explode. I am constantly in contact with the school advocating on behalf of DS to make sure he gets the best help available to him. I watch youtube to learn karate katas so I can help him at home so when he's in a large class with distractions he's a bit ahead of the game...
I know the road ahead is going to be bumpy but....
I would never, ever change my DS. He is the most loving and kind child I know. If another kid gets hurt in his class he is the first one to go over to them to make sure they are ok. He gets it - he knows what empathy is and probably wished more people showed it to him. I try not to say "I can't wait until he's older and things settle down" because, as hard as it is, I don't want to lose this time - all memories are precious.
I'm sure I'll be complaining about a particularly bad day in another post on another day, but I just wanted to say that my DS is the best and if I could do it over again I wouldn't change anything (even the tears, frustration and anger).
Sometimes we just need to sit back to focus on all the positives to appreciate how lucky we are.