Carolyn - posted on 01/25/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hi everyone. I cannot tell you how happy I am to have found a place like this!
I have a 5yr old daughter who has just recently been diagnosed with ADHD(sh'e a text book case I have been told over and over again)
My question is:.....what have you all said to people who have been saying nasty hateful things about your child(due to ignorance) and about your apparent terrible mothering skills. Because apparently ADHD does NOT exist to some people and your child is merely poorly brought up and not disciplined properly ie. not smacked enough.
Another question: What do all of you do when you have just had enough of your childs moods and energy because I will admit at times I snap and shout at her to " just be quiet for a bit" and "leave mommy alone". I cringe when I rehash the day in my mind in the evening but cannot help myself in that moment in time.
I found I was more able to cope before I had my 2nd child recently.
any feedback would be greatly welcomed