I can’t begin to describe what we have been through with our 17 yr old son. But I’ll try. In first grade he was identified as “gifted”, by second grade diagnosed with adhd and in sixth grade diagnosed with ocd. A long journey to high school has included constant struggles academically. He understands the content and participates in class, but his homework doesn’t get done. No matter what we do, he just can’t get past the fact that he is unmotivated to do/get started on his work. The end of each marking period is always the most stressful with teachers reaching out about unfinished work, etc. He lies to us about it being done and goes to great lengths to trick us into believing that work is handed in. For instance, he’ll make a fake email address for a teacher and show me that he emailed them the paper/project.
We’re utterly exhausted trying to stay one step ahead of him. I’m going to look into having him see a therapist who specializes in adhd, but in my experience they’ve been so hard to find. We need help.
Desperate and depressed.