Good Morning All,
I have a 10 year old son that has been diagnosed with combined type ADHD and 2 types of anxiety. I had a scenario that came about this week that I need outside perspectives on.
My son plays competitive soccer at a very high level. He is technically skilled at a very high level, but often struggles with his reaction when things don’t go the way he wants. Very typical of ADHD kids. Where I am having the issue is the way his coach interacts with him. Here is the scenario
My son had an overemotional reaction to not having a great practice- he started crying because he didn’t know how to manage his feelings at that moment. His coach saw him crying and pulled him aside. He then asked my son how old he was- continued to scold him about being ten years old and that tying was embarrassing and to grow up. This immediately made my son feel worse-
I as his supportive mom got really angry when he told me on the drive home. I came home and talked to my husband about the situation. He got angry at me for being upset about it. He didn’t feel like the coach handled the situation incorrectly for a child with ADHD and severe anxiety.
Am I overreacting?????