Christina - posted on 06/22/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I became a stay at home mom in March and am having a really hard time adjusting to my new role. I have 2 boys of my own and live with my fiance and his son. My oldest son, who is 9, has ADHA, intermittent explosive disorder and is on a waiting list to be tested for aspergers, so he is a handful to say the least. My youngest son, who is 6, is very helpful and well behaved but the my finance's son, who is 9, thinks he doesn't have to listen to me and can do what he wants. I am SUPER overwhelmed. My fiance works up to 12 hours a day and when he gets home he just wants to relax. I have talked to him about me being stretched so thin and all he says is go get a job. Clearly that would be ideal but with my older son having the issues he has its not so easy to send him to daycare. I started taking my Xanax again...which I really don't want to be on!!! I am hanging on by a thread and I am running out of options. I have tried charts, and reward systems, and planned field trips and events, taken away toys, time outs and nothing has seemed to work. I love my kids more than anything in this world but I am going insane. Please if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them!
Thank you and have a blessed day!