Denise - posted on 05/28/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
Hello, I am hoping for resources, living in Texas in the DFW area. I am the mother of two boys, 11 and 13. Since they were about 6 and 8, we have had a pool liner destroyed from being stabbed, and a/c outside unit destroyed with a knife, holes in walls, and now increasing difficulty in getting them to do to school. They are each on ADHD medication and my youngest a mood stabilizer which seem to be doing no good.
We have tried contracts with rewards for good behavior and very clear consequences. However, if they misbehave and lose a privilege, they give up and refuse to do anything from homework to chores, etc. They call me b****, yell at me, and my eldest has actually thrown a plastic cup at me.
My husband works very long hours, and I am essentially a single parent despite our United front when my husband is home. We are at out wits end...Any suggestions as to where we can take them for additional testing or treatment would be greatly appreciated.