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Feeling lost

This morning was extremely rough i feel like im failing my son somehow hes 5 told me he hates me and i never do anything for him which is not true all because he had to go to school take his medicine and because i wouldn't give him a jolly rancher at 730am.had to drag him to school other parents were looking at me crazy im just at a loss right now the whole time hes hitting me and kicking and trying to bite me i just don't know how to help him it seems the medicine isn't working i just don't know what to do anymore

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How old is your son? You must not take it personally. He does not really 'hate' you, he just knows those words get a reaction. Mine got very physical with me just last week. You have to make a big deal about how wrong that is now or.... A family therapist would help. Hugs

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I’m sorry that you and your son had a rough day. My son seems to have these about once or twice a month even though he’s on medication and monthly therapy. He just loses it. His emotions are just too overwhelming for him. Just know that you are not alone. Hang in there. Try to find some relaxing time for yourself. I know that it’s easier said then done. Good luck😊

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Well I’m just gonna say I’m sorry and it sucks!! Having your child embarrass you in public and say hurtful things sucks! I live it on nearly a daily basis. My kid has said some of the worst things I’ve ever heard and done things I never imagined I would have to deal with. All you can do is keep moving forward. Mine goes through a cycle. He doesn’t get something, then he throws a major tantrum, then he regrets, and then he cries. Then he will be nice until the next time. The behavioral psychologist has me working with my 6 yr 1 month old on strategies for challenging behavior. It’s hard and I always blame myself. No matter what anyone says you can’t help but feel like a failure. You aren’t alone...it might feel like you are...but you're not. If you are not getting meds through a psychiatrist I would recommend switching. They are much more knowledgeable about meds and dosing than I found the pediatrician to be. Good luck!

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