I have 2 boys, 7 & 5 & the older son was recently diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, & ODD.
Their behavior at school is pretty good but I am trying the 7 yr old on a trial on medicine which seems to help his focus at school, but doesn’t seem to help the problems at home.
The worst seems to be when they go to the playground. My 5 yr old is constantly angry & hits & kicks. My 7 yr old melts down & snots, screams, & runs away.
Today their behavior was so bad we had to leave, & then they were screaming so badly in the car that I had to pull over. I got out of the car until they calmed down because it was dangerous to drive. A man came out of his house I suppose to make sure I wasn’t beating them & I just feel humiliated.
Dozens of kids can go to the playground, but almost every day I’m dragging one or both of them.
I’m tired of the daily tirade or griping, fussing, exploding, & the constant feeling that I’m being judged for not disciplining my kids.
I am single mom & I am so tired of always having to remain calm, to constantly praise & diffuse.
I think a year of online school for my 1st grader has intensified his frustrations & I hate that I have no control over him having what he needs for education. I’m sure both of them just let all their bottled up emotions out at the playground, & I have noticed kids being meaner & rougher in general.
Some days I just feel so embarrassed by them I start to feel sorry for myself even though I know they are sweet & strong boys who are leaders.