My son is in 11th grade and has ADHD mainly inattentive. He wasn’t diagnosed until 8th grade. I’ve watched him struggle socially, emotionally and academically. I have tried so hard, gotten him a great doctor and tried getting him coaching. He doesn’t accept the coaching because he doesn’t think that he needs it. It’s been a hard road. He’s as great kid and has a heart of gold but he gets upset when I try to “manage” him.
Here’s the problem. I feel like o have failed as a mom. A lot of my nieces and nephews and friends kids are going to great colleges and achieving so much. Law degrees, pharmacists, nurses, doctors etc. my oldest daughter is a Sr in college and doing great. I just feel as though I failed my son and have ruined his education. If I had only noticed things sooner. I keep thinking that maybe I was too engrossed with my older child’s education and activities that things just slipped by.
I am sorry to vent.