Hi all! I am new here and excited to connect with some other parents who know what I am going through. My 3 year old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD after waiting 7 months to see a behavioral specialist. Since he was 1 we have had problems with aggression and hyperactivity. He was discharged from him first daycare at age 2 for continually biting and hurting other children, and then started a home daycare. He was there for a year but his behavior was getting much harder to control and though the daycare provider was a blessing to us, it was time to try to get him into a preschool setting. We tried for an IEP at the public school in our town after he received his official diagnosis so that he could be in that with teachers who are more able to handle his behaviors. They basically told us that although everything was supported on paper, they did not actually witness any of the said behavior and aggression when they observed him for an hour so they could not support providing services. After that we started at a private preschool about a month ago and I have already received a message that we need to have a meeting because his behaviors are getting increasingly distributive and more frequent. He is also getting worse at home. He is constantly breaking things, throwing things, and hitting. We tried guanfacine as his first medication but it did not help at all and we were very hesitant to try any kind of stimulant due to his age. We finally broke down last week and agreed to try Ritalin because we just cannot manage the behaviors. Today was the first day and he dose is extremely small, it did not seem to help. I am so exhausted and mentally/emotionally drained. I am welcoming any kind of advice/input/encouragement. Thank you!