THIS YEAR, we have became very concerned,confused, and overly frustrated and overwhelmed. I have a 13 year old son, Josh, that has ADD, and then a daughter that has ADHD; Needless to say as a mother...I end up frazzled and frustrated because nothing I try seems to help, or I excessively worry that I am not doing enough. I appreciate that we have a pediatrician that has a personal feeling of being ADHD, and he uses his personal experiences as advice, many have helped, some not so much, and then there have been things that we have not been able to master along the way either, and then in the frustration it gets sat to the side instead of kept consistent. I have to admit, I am terribly over protective, and tend to do everything for both children, so in the longrun I am seeing that I am doing my children no good. They need better structure and tougher love.
We are wanting nothing more than to keep our son in public schools, but then I have my doubts and fears about my son being able to complete school. so any input would be appreciated.
Published On: March 10, 2009