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So last month i did start writing about my son in his early years and have decided to skip to the present in hope it will not only help me but other mums as well… my son was diagnosed with ODD at a very young age and life with him has been riding a roller coaster…. fantastic ups and speedy downs.

My son is now 12… being home schooled because he was suspended for almost 8 months last year ( i am a special education primary teacher)

He also sees a psychologist (who comes to our home) twice a week. I thought teaching at home would be easier then having him home on suspension and him missing out on his learning experience… I WAS WRONG… and it takes a lot for me to admit that. Truth is i am now at home 24/7 with my son (his father and i split when i was 6 weeks pregnant and we havent seen him since) I dont get a break, i cant even go to the toilet without him wanting to know where i am going. If i am stressed then i am positive he is too.

Yesterday was a shambles. Recently, he was diagnosed with language and auditory processing disorder, so i decided to concentrate on some comprehension… went really when, then when it was Math time i asked him to sit at the table, usually i get no arguments from him because he loves Math but yesterday he refused, got angry, got abusive and ended up physically abusing me (not the first time) I ended up flat on my back for the remainder of the day and had to take an Endone for the pain in my back.

Today when his psychologist came my son knew he had done the wrong thing and promised never to hurt me again. Which i know at the time he means but history tells me it will happen again and again. His psychologist is giving him tools to put in place to use when he gets angry, and i am hoping these work. It breaks my heart to see my lil man so angry to the point of abusing anyone. He is getting all the help he can and i now feel like the ‘system’ has let him down from a young age.


Posted by raineee, 9th May 2013


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  • That’s a really tough gig, I hope your son gets the help he needs.

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