Lately I am beginning to think that my 12 y.o. ADHD son has some mental illness. I cannot seem to make sense of the things he does. Last night was like a circus at home. I found myself yelling, cursing, calling him names and wanting to punch him in the forehead. It usually starts as soon as I pick him up. He enjoys farting in my room and leaving the odor. He will blow his foul breath into my face and laugh. It takes him a year to complete one homework sheet. He draws and writes on his face, arms and legs,. I've found writing on his dresser and the wall. I will ask him to do get the mail, he will get sidetracked and wind up outside on the porch watching rap videos. After his shower, I found him on the floor doing push ups with no clothes on.
Has anyone else experienced odd behaviors in their pre-teen? Please share advice or thoughts on how to manage this. He has odd behaviors with and without medication. thank you!