I have heard over an over lately that "accepting the reality" regarding who my SS12 is and his condition will make my life easier. I have a hard time understanding this concept of "accepting."
Haven't post for a while. The past 3 weeks has been hard. Because the school has closed all the way till Summer possibly, we are stuck at home with the kids. I'll admit even just with my own it's hard, and it doesn't really matter how sweet DD9 is. But stuck home with SS12 (ASD+ADHD) is even harder. It's almost impossible for both DH and I to work from home because the challenges the kids presents.
DH has to be on business trip this week. Another week fighting with my SS just about everything.
I tried really hard not to say it out loud. I really tried. But the truth is really that I hate the fact I have to live with my autistic SS over 300 days a year, because his own $hit mom won’t freaking do her 30% of parent duty.
Every night with homework is a freaking fight. Four years now and nothing has changed. For some reason he still thinks he’s the smartest and tries to “teach me” every time we correct him. DH does most of the hw checking but it’s never really stress free.
Just got back from a school meeting with BM for SS6's school accomodations. I was representing DH because he's traveling and unable to make it.
I'm so glad we had the meeting because something very frustrating happened, as it often does: we learned more about the kids that their mother doesn't bother sharing with us.
A few months ago me and my bf decided to live in separate homes because his children were causing a major strain on our relationship. His son is 14 years old and has ADHD and is medicated.
i love my bf but his son irritates me and I can’t help but feel ashamed of myself.
Has anyone else had suspicions that their pre teen son Has more than adhd?
He has been diagnosed with adhd but he displays so many more characteristics outside of adhd.
Like extreme fear, constant lying, paranoia, no friends! , can not keep friends, extremely awkward.
My partners son is 13 and has a pretty severe case of ADHD. I thought I could handle it and after living together it really opened my eyes to the severity and I became very overwhelmed and depressed and as a result it put a strain on me and my partners relationship. I have a five year old boy who is very active and social and I became very aware and worried of the negative influence his son was having on mine. We obviously raised our children very differently as most parents do but the result of that was rubbing off on my son.
It finally happened. Anyone who has read my previous entries knows that things have not been good at home for a long time. SS17 has clearly been very unhappy for years, and cannot get along with others in this house. After the episode last week, where SS17 became physically aggressive toward DD14, I had more than enough. I've had enough of this stuff for a very long time, and tolerated way more than I should have. Luckily no one was injured last week, but I knew serious changes had to be made.
Rant here about SS17,
Yesterday there was less than a 2hr gap between when his mother SO left for work, and I arrived home from work. That was too long for SS17 and DD14. SS17 decided he wanted coffee from our Keurig. We don't allow kids to drink coffee, especially a kid with hyperactivity issues (SS17 for clarity). We have resorted to tracking the count of our kcups with a sharpie on the kcup boxes so we know when some "go missing".