It is a daily struggle getting my 10-year-old ADHD son ready for school. Some mornings he refuses to get dressed. Other mornings, he won't even get out of bed. But then there are mornings he gets up and dressed the first time I call him.
Even on "good" mornings, he is yelling and cursing, refusing to get in the car, refusing to buckle his seatbelt, hitting me, hitting his sisters. This morning, when I pulled over to get him buckled in, he jumped out of the car and ran, and I had to drive around the block to find him.
I am at my wits end. I feel like such a bad mother. I was hoping he would grow out of this phase but it seems to be getting worse. It is taking a toll on the whole family, especially his sisters.
He takes 36 mg ER Methalphenidate (Concerta) and I can't give it to him before breakfast or he won't eat anything.
Any advice is appreciated.