Elise - posted on 05/12/2010 ( 42 moms have responded )
Hi everyone, this is my first post, so i hope that its ok.
My nearly 5 yr old son was diagnosed with Aspergers and ADHD late last year. He attends a preschool, speech therapist, OT, psychologist and we also have an early childhood social worker. I found out today, that the preschool staff have been ringing the social worker saying that there is nothing wrong with him and they think i am just anxious etc. Hello? He has a diagnosis? My son thrives on adult attention so when we see a specialist or his social worker comes around, he gets one on one time with a fresh adult... of course he is going to behave himself! And at preschool, no one notices him anyway? Just because he is not violent doesn't mean he doesn't need help right? (he is more the depressive type). So all i hear is "oh he is fine when i see him" or "he presents well to us!" or "really, he is just normal" but when he is with me he is completely out of control! So now i am wondering why? Why is he only like this with me? I am a good Mum. I know this myself and all the people in my life agree but now i find myself in a sad place where i feel everyone thinks i am crazy and no one agrees with me!
Is anyone else going through this or have done in the past? Any advice or help would be really appreciated. I am feeling very alone.