Hi everyone. I’ve seen a few posts mentioning the toll ADHD can take on the relationship a parent and child. We’re currently working to get therapy set up with our 6yo. For those who’ve been through this before, how do you continue to forgive a child who has repeatedly said “I hate you,” thrown stuff, etc while angry? I try to remind myself that he is a child and that ADHD makes his feelings more intense, but it can be hard to wake up the morning after one of his explosions and be totally fine. To be clear: I just feel a little withdrawn... I don’t start fights or anything like that. This has been going on for years. Medication has helped during school hours. It’s the evenings that are so hard for us and we’re working to adjust his afternoon medication and find a psychiatrist with a little more expertise than his pediatrician.
By the way, I’m really glad I found this space and I so appreciate all of you sharing your stories and experience. I have no experience with ADHD otherwise so it’s nice to know we’re not alone.