I have a son that's 6 & has ADHD & a behavioral disorder & lately we've been having lots of problems especially putting him to bed! He will make any excuse to get out of bed & when we have him lay back down, he throws these fits that he yells as loud as he can! Just crying & whining about anything he can think of. We've tried everything for discipline from spanking, to timeout, to taking things away & currently just not saying or showing any attention when he's throwing these fits. I've asked physicians what's the best way to discipline a child with ADHD/behavioral disorder? I I've gotten different things which are all that I've tried. Another thing, he's not biologically mine nor my husbands so its a little harder to have that connection! Any advise??View Thread
Thank you for responding back. He's been on meds since he was in kindergarten (he's gonna be a 1st grader) they started him on focalin & kept on upping the dose but he would get very angry with it so they added intuniv to see if that would help. We were still having the same problems so they changed him to vyvanse & have uped the dose every time he goes in for a follow up. He's currently taking vyvanse 30 mg in the morning & kapvay at night to see if that will help him with his nights, but its not working. I don't want them to constantly be upping the dose & for him to be a zombie all the time. His body gets immune to it within the first week of them changing the dose. We are currently on a waiting list to get evaluated by a child psychiatrist that will look into everything but there's a 6-8 month waiting period!! The other hard part is like I mentioned earlier is that we don't know his history about him or his parents. We've had him since he was 3 weeks but he's not fully ours thru adoption. It's a very complicated story as to why that is. But he's had my husband & I in his life since then with structure & discipline!!View Thread
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