Hello my name is Callie ... I have severe inattentive ADD, depression, & overwhelming anxieties ...
My husband, Chad (funny we just found out about CHADD) has hyper ADHD, depression,& also anxieties
*** we both have whether it's perfectionism, or OCD ... it's there too.
Our oldest Shelby Hazle Lynne, was just diagnosed with these things also ... she turned 7 in July ... and it felt like overnight, she just changed ... like a switch flipped ... went from;
Being strong in all areas of school, too ...
Crying her eyes out every homework session at home due to lack of understanding.
This killed me and her dad, as we both struggled from 2nd grade and on ... horribly.
She reminds me of me at her age ... but with a get-out-of-your-chair-50's before dinner is through ... We are wondering if anyone has both parents with ADD/ADHD as well as your child ... and how do you function in your daily life as well as a family? Is there emotional outbursts a lot ... defiance?! Both my hubby and Shelby are just alike personally wise. And both have ODD ... mine is slight .... so we are trying to do other things besides yell . But impulsivity ... Damn it's hard ... feeling like failures as parents, even though we are good ones ... Shelby gets on medicine in 2 days ... what medicine is best at this age?! Thank you for help given