Kortni - posted on 02/07/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
My son (7 years old) has always had complex medical issues that have made even simple things seem very frustrating. At first it was being expelled from every school and daycare through kindergarten and now he seems to be doing better at school with medication (Focalin). He has been fighting with me on everything from brushing his teeth to sitting down in a chair. He now gets so frustrated he screams and attacks me. He is 50lbs and over half my size. He has stared charging me, hitting, kicking and biting. Over Christmas he did this at a Christmas musical and left bruises on my arms, and now he has started attacking me with toys as weapons (plastic swords,etc). I have taken access to video games and TV away from him and have taken away any swords etc he has from halloween costumes. I have tried EVERY discipline measure in the book. Any thoughts on what I could do? He is diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and possibly bipolar disorder. I also have a new baby at home that I worry about. She is only 7 months old and I dont want her to get hurt during one of his outbursts. I love him very much and want everyday to not be such a struggle for him.