Don't know where to start....I just want input on what is "normal" and expected, what to be concerned about and what to let go.
My daughter, ADHD, 7, can be draining with the constant talking, moving, starting many things at once, her moodiness, the roller coaster of emotions, name calling, etc..My younger son is being affected negatively. He copies whatever she does. She can be the sweetest, most loving child and then switch to defiant and disrespectful, THEN, metdown mode..crying. It usually happens at the same time every day. ..meds wearing off. I try to keep everything in perspective and TRY not to take things personal but it can be draining.
I know there is no cookie cutter treatment and a lot of trial and error and no magic pill, etc..but i still feel like I am not doing enough or maybe missing something.
Every single day, I make it my mission to be patient, positive, loving and some days end up losing it...and end up feeling terrible..
Guilt list /Things in question
1. She watches a lot of videos on her IPad,..a lot! I try to keep her busy with other stuff..but she gets bored so easily and wants it. I have another child.to take care of and dont want her to have a meltdown over it. She has excellent grades in school and behavior is also great. We cannot afford any extra activities.
2. Losing my patience..usually at the end of the day..being
3. Not being able to afford activities that she want to do..gymnastics etc...
So much more but dont want this to be too long What else can I do for her to be her best?