Well this isn’t really a story but more of a journey that I’m hoping I can go to my back up team – the ever supportive mums on here with. My son was diagnosed with ADHD by a Dr specialising in this are over a year ago. My son also has some of the often co-existing things like occasionally oppositional defiance and can become quite self critical and believes he isn’t any good at things. I guess also another compounding factor is that in the last year he has gone through some major things in terms of his father and I having a custody dispute that has only just settled. He tends to get interrogated by his father, which I don’t think helps and he gets anticipatory anxiety about going to his father’s place but once there is fine. The main thing we need to get under control is school at the moment. Now don’t get me wrong I know there are so many misconceptions about kids with ADHD out there and you see things on television programs that don’t help the cause like out of control children smashing walls etc- that is not my child. My child is warm, affectionate, cuddly and everyone says has exceptional manners. At school they have developed a traffic light system to track what sort of day he has had and have asked me to discuss this with him. At the parent teacher interview I said I had also gone one step further and said that if he gets a red light then there is no television or electronics for 1 day. I’m thinking of getting a wobble cushion because he tends to fidget a bit. I work full time and am on my own. Are there any mums out there who can make suggestions or tell me their story and what they have done or even some websites to help or buy products to help. Thanks in advance mums.
Posted anonymously, 27th July 2014