There are child guidance clinics and Family Services that provide group social skills training. Many kids with ADHD are so impulsive and immature they lack the social skills other kids their age have.View Thread
Both of your grandchildren were exposed in utero to meth. Did your daughter stop using after the birth of your granddaughter?
I think you need help on multiple fronts and I agree with momuv4girls... a good child psychiatrist is vital in addition to an evaluation by a pediatric neurologist. Is there a children's hospital nearby or a teaching hospital?
I know you have tried your best but you can't punish this out of your granddaughter.
Please keep us updated. I know it is a struggle but help is available.View Thread
Kudos to you for being persistent in getting your son help!
I have two sons, one with ADD and one with ADHD. Neither of them are explosive, hit walls, hit themselves or express that they feel "dead inside" or are "tired of life." These sound like symptoms of depression rather than ADHD but that does not mean your son cannot have both. ADHD can co-exist with other disorders and both can be treated. Your son may be depressed because of his struggles and frustrations or he may be depressed for other reasons. Both ADHD and depression (along with other mental illnesses can run in families.)
I hope you are taking your son to a psychiatrist. He/she is the physician best able to accurately diagnose and treat your son.
Keep supporting your son and encouraging the evaluation and any recommended treatment. He may need counseling as well. Tell him he can feel so much better.
It is so hard to see our children suffer. Hang in there and let us know how things are going. Others may have some advice as well.
(My husband has ADHD. "Abuse" is not a symptom of ADHD.)View Thread