I feel very down right now. My sil just died this week which is really hard for my dh and mil (who lives with us - nice lady but not always easy), punctuated by another email from my son's teachers today. I recently lost my mother this June to cancer as well. And for the past 1.5 yrs, all the while I feel like I've been battling for a diagnosis, first, for my son's tics and, now, adhd. I know I will be ok and that it's just a rotten time. Just, it's been rough.
Luckily my son is more of the distracted, unfocused, forget-his-head if wasn't attached variety. He does have a bit of a tantrum when he's upset, but the stomp up stairs to his room kind thankfully. Mostly he is the sweetest kid. Hug out of nowhere. "Mom, I love you" out of nowhere. He's a good kid. And I feel like I'm strung up with other drama and not learning enough, fast enough to help him.
I do want to contact his neurologist to see if he has a good behavioral therapist contact w/ adhd experience. Is that what any of you have done? I've been reading a book (Smart but Scattered) about helping kids cope with deficiencies in "executive skills" that is common in adhd kids, but I haven't gotten into the "application" portion yet - really ready to skip chapters. Any books out there you have found helpful after I conquer this one?