Where do I begin? My son is 14, my only child. He has ADHD inattentive type. We tried methylphenidate and Vyvanse, but both made him very sick and didn't help. he is now in the 9th grade and doing pretty decent for the most part, but missing assignments and things like that. He recently had a 504 put in place and I hope that helps.
Well, about that parent thing. I catch myself doing his school work! I know that doesn't help him and I know I can't keep doing it, but the evenings are so hard to get him to do homework! he's working hard in school, and he doesn't want to do anything when he gets home. It's really hard. So sometimes I will complete his worksheets, Etc. Things he didn't finish that day.
I just never thought I would be a parent like this. We pay for a private math tutor and he does well with her, but he always tries to get out of the meetings. It's like he does not want to do anything after school is over!
my husband is old school and doesn't understand ADHD, so he doesn't help me as much. His answer is to take away all his privileges, but I tried to explain to him it's deeper than that.
I just feel lost and now he is having these moments where he doesn't want to go to school, it's like he's okay with 3 to 4 day school week and always wants one extra day off.
I'm feeling worry and frustration. I work in the school system and I know how kids can fall through the cracks. I also know that I cannot enable him, but I feel like if I don't do these things he will completely fail.
I'm just a mess right now and I just want to do what's good for my son.