New here, 4yr old with ADHD
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|Fri, 09-05-2003 - 10:42pm|
My 4 yr old son has been diagnosed with ADHD. I lawys knew he had it but wanted to try everything before medication. The last 2 weeks he was on dexamphetimines which made him 10 times worse than before medication and now he is on Ritalin, which hasnt done a great deal either but he is a little calmer i guess.
I myself at am a total loss i Just done know what to do with him anymore. No form of discipline works, i have 2 other daughters as well and i feel so guilty as Liam takes up all my time. I am a single parent and have been for almost 2 years. Liam's dad only seems him once a fortnight and refuses to help out in anyway.
Liam has this rage insinde of him and just explodes over the smallest thing. He is fussy with his clothes his shirts have to be the rigth length, socks have to put on perfect or he will have a complete meltdown. Same with food, if there is not enough milk in his cereal bowl he will have a fit. He has no friends at kindy, some at daycare.
He woke up at 6am this morning screaming because he hates his hands and was biting them:( All his artwork gets torn up because in his eyes its not perfect. Yesterday he broke his cup he made for fathers day tomorrow because he didnt wrap it properly. (we live in australia).
I guess for the first time i'm realising my son is not normal and its really upsetting. I'm not sure how much mentally of this i can take.