My son who just turned 14, has inattention ADHD, officially diagnosed a year ago. Started 8th grade this year at a rigorous charter school. Was homeschooled before that for 2 years, it was successful. From K-5, went to small private school and excelled.
This 8th grade year has been the most challenging, stressful and anxiety ridden year of my life! He has been failing and Methylphenidate and Vyvanse both didn't work, cause very bad side effects.
He's finally with a week into the new grading period getting some decent grades, but I've had to hold his hand. His attitude is that it will be okay. He has no sense of urgency!
Today his school is having student led parent conferences and he woke up this morning complaining he didn't feel well and he begged to stay home.
He had that horrible flu in February, and I become very nervous when he gets sick, so I let him stay home!
He's always trying to miss a day of school. We are just all over the place. I feel like a pushover and I'm losing control!
I never thought I'd be like this. My husband is old school and doesn't understand ADHD at all.
I'm miserable and a ball of nerves. I seriously need help myself. He's my only child, I'm a helicopter parent and I freak out about everything when it comes to him.
I need some help and guidance. Things are a mess. Is there anyone feeling this way?
Any advice on how to get back on track?