Aloha! I have a 7 year old son and a 14 year old son with adhd. I am drained and overwhelmed and am looking for support to get through these trying moments.
My 7 year old son has been yelling, hitting, throwing, and destroying our belongings. I can't imagine how a parent can stay so calm and firm when this happens. Time out, take away privileges, talking calm...all doesn't phase him. We live in a small condo and when I put him in his room to try and calm him down, his yelling/screaming is so loud that we get noise complaints. He destroys everything around him. If I hold him to calm him down, he starts to attack me. I've broken down many times and had to punish him. I feel guilty, a failure as a parent, irriated when therapists can't relate to what I am going through. Thank you for lending an ear fellow parents!