Kristin - posted on 11/08/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )
This is my first time coming here. I'm so glad I found this place. I feel like I'm alone and no one else understands. My son has ADHD, Aspergers and anxiety. He is eight years old. He is on Focalin and he does pretty good on it. School is going well but his problem is social.
His birthday is in a couple of weeks and I always dread his birthday party. He doesn't have any friends so I invite his class but I know that most of the kids don't really like him. Unfortunately, he can't handle playing with other kids. Like last week, he was playing soccer at recess and a kid had the ball and my son wanted it so he ran up behind him and put him in a choke hold and brought him down. I feel so bad!
My son thinks everyone is his friend so it breaks my heart when I pick him up from the YMCA and he is alone, playing with legos. He's prefectly fine with it but I feel bad about it. I've brought him to a behavioral therapist, a child psychologist and even I'm in therapy to try to learn how to deal with him.
I don't have many friends around here. I keep to myself since my son has done something to someones child. He had one friend that told him that he can't be friends with him anymore because he's too mean. He feels bad after he does it. He knows it's wrong but he can't seem to stop himself from doing it.
I just wanted to say hi and happy to have found this community.