Hello, my name is maggie
My DS is 7, he was dx with aspergers, adhd and anxiety just this summer. Previously he was dx with just adhd. He is scheduled for a neuropsych eval in Nov. becuase a medical Dr. wrote a script just saying aspergers, adhd and anxiety and the school wants a whole new eval.
We have had no success with simulant based meds. He had bad side effects like hallucinations and bad depression.
Hes taking strattera now and He's have a very bad time at school (2nd grade). The school has called me 2x in only a week in a half since school started. He has had a one on one aid every day so far and he is doing nothing. 1:1 aid is not in his 504 plan but he's 'unmanageable.' My DS is miserable. He says he hates me now every day and he is very upset about going to school.
I told the school spec ed teacher today i feel helpless. I dont know what to do! They call me like I should fix this and I can't fix it.
My MIL has been a real bitch too. She babysits him after school and my older daughter told me that she has been screaming at him every night and telling him that 'her chidren would never get away with behavior like his.' and if my DD tells her to stop, she says "He doesn't get disciplined at home." I want to find a new sitter, and then the family will be at war for sure. She's an old fashioned bitch who feels I should simply spank him and punish him more. I've raised him the same way I raised my DD who's an honor student!
I feel like a failure with the school calling and I feel like they want me to fix my son, and with my MIL's constant barbs about my son being undisciplined and not raised right. I'm pregnant and starting to wonder if I can even be a parent again.
As much as I try to focus on my son, and not make this about me, I feel like a huge freaking failure and I just wonder if I should be doing something different to fix this. My DH is obliviious, and therefore unsupportive.
Everyday I wonder what will become of my beautiful son and why can't everyone just love him like I do??????????????????????????????????????
Sorry about the long winded rant. I just feel so alone and lost here.