ADHD Parents Together
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I need help

hello, my son is 12 years old and he has been diagnosed with ADHD since he was 8 years old, now he is in middle school and it is very difficult because I do not know much English and he is failing in school and I do not know how to help him, I am desperate sometimes I lose control and I complain about his grades, I feel that I am not enough mother to help him, I do not know what to do I need help

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HI,

I would reach out to the guidance counselor first. See what types of help they can offer at school. Also, is he failing because he isn't doing the work or is it too difficult for him. My son did well in school with ADHD until he got to the point where he had to study and didn't know how.

Right now my son who is in 9th grade is working on getting the work done, turning it in and doing it to the best he can. Sometime he still forgets to turn things in but his 504 says he can turn in late. Make sure you talk to the guidance counselor about a 504 if he doesn't have one - if he has ADHD he can have one, just request it.

Good luck, you will get through this.

Deb

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Does he have a 504 plan at school? He might need extra help and a 504 plan is something that can help. You may want to ask a school administrator for an assessment.

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What is 504?

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You are a great mother and your son is a gift! However I have had many days where I feel like a failure my son soon to be 8 has been so difficult from day 1. Do you have access to any help or counsellors at school?

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