Hello, this is my first time reaching out for help and I'm not sure why! My son is 8 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD about 18 months ago. He is taking 20mg (8 hr dose) of Ritalin on school days only. He is a sweet loving child who I love dearly but I am struggling to keep my patience daily. We have all our children in a Catholic school which is strong on academics and there is homework assigned nightly. This is where the main problem is right now.
My son hates reading! He struggles and it's a daily fight to get him to complete anything. I have tried many different things such as going to the library with him alone to complete work in a quiet place with no distractions but he is in tears and it breaks my heart. I have also become so angry with him and shout which obviously does not help but I can't help myself sometimes and then I feel awful.
Then there is my other 2 children who are bright kids and popular in school. They are suffering too. I'm trying to ensure they are happy but my time and emotions seem to be wrapped up with my son. BTW he is a twin and his brother is paying the price of not being invited on playdates etc because I think other parents see my son as being an odd child and a handful (I get it!!).
Does anybody have tips on tackling homework, handling siblings, any other treatment options????