Where do I begin? My 11 yo son with ADHD is ruining my home life. Mostly all of my days are difficult and a nightmare. He is inattentive, has very poor impulse control, makes bad decisions, has uncontrollable laughing spells, leaves a trail of mess throughout the house. It is hard to accomplish anything, he is constantly following me from room to room and frequently gets into things he shouldn't be in. He is extremely obsessed with checking and re-checking things, locking doors, windows, etc. Nights are very long because he can't follow directions, it takes about 2 hours for him to finally go to his room and go to sleep.....the list goes on and on.
The past weekend I felt consumed by how miserable I am when at home with him. I am unable to focus on myself, do not have family support, do not have help from anyone or a social outlet of any sort. I do not look forward to when I have to pick him up after school, feel anxious and wonder what charade will occur once I get home.
I know he wants to be a good child but does not now how. I am at the end of my rope with patience. I feel I am at a boiling point and ready to explode. I am very afraid of an outburst. Is anyone else experiencing these same things? What tips can be offered in this situation?