Hi, my name is Sue and I am the mom of 4 great kids. Our youngest is from an adoption and he has been with us for 1 yr now. He is a new 6 and we are starting to believe that he may be ADHD. I have been seeing a councelor to help me be a better mom during the past year of the adoption and she has set us up with a child psychologist to evaluate him and see how we may best help him.
I have been doing a ton of reading on ADHD and its like the books are written about him. This summer has been VERY hard due I believe to the lack of a schedule. I am a stay at home mom and we do a lot together but if I hear one more time "no one will play with me" after just playing with him or that I am mean, I may just scream. It breaks my heart because its gotten to where the other kids dont want to have anything to do with him because he isnt nice to them, and because they wont play with him he then isnt nice...its a crazy cycle that never seems to end. Very much looking forward to DS starting K in the fall to get a bit of a break but then feel guilty for wanting time away from him. UGH.
Taking a breath and working hard here. Looking a lot into behavioral stuff to try and help us all. Started a sticker chart for good behavior and he was a great child...for 2 days. Very much looking forward to what the specialist has to say. Happy to be here to talk to other Moms going through the same thing! Thanks.