Nicole - posted on 05/04/2012 ( 14 moms have responded )
This is going to be just a vent. Hopefully ya'll can understand- God knows my family doesn't. i've gotten the "It's just her age...." or the "are you sure she even has ADHD and needs medication?" or "You need to spend more time with her..." I just CANT TAKE IT!!! It's a CONSTANT battle to get my 7 yo daughter to listen to me... or remember what I said... or remember to turn her homework in.... and if she's not forgetting that stuff, she's CONSTANTLY whining. I feel like I'm yelling all day, everyday- which I know upsets and depresses her-- but my god, I can't take it. She gets EXCELLENT grades - shes' top in her class- but they're slipping now because shes getting more disorganized and she always forgets to turn her homework in. It seems like almost every day her teacher emails me. Today it's because she rolls her body on her desk while shes teaching... and someone in my family had the guts to tell me "oh its just her age" WHAT?! I know how a 7yo acts, i WAS one- and its NOT THAT. She gets so upset and cries and tells me she wants to listen, but she cant.. part of me believes it, the other part doesnt. I'm just so beyond over this. She's going to visit family for the summer, and I can honestly say I cant wait. I need the break from her so bad- I know, that sounds awful. I feel like an awful mom because I'm always yelling or scolding-- or I cant wait for her to go to school, or I dread her coming home-- I love her so much, but I just cant take this , or I don't know how...
Am I alone feeling like this?