User - posted on 11/21/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hello COM (Circle of Moms) I'm Candace. I am a single mother of a seven year old son who has ADHD and ODD. Currently I am working on my Associate's Degree in medical assisting and I work. I have been having a lot of trouble this year. Like kindergarten, my son is having major behavioral issues. I've just about had it with the teachers calling every day and every thing I am doing is not helping. I was so stressed out today I fell and was in tears because to be honest, I feel like a cursed mom. I don't know what I've ever done in my life so wrong to deserve a child like this. So far (he is in first grade) he's been suspended twice, kicked off the school bus and he's gotten in a fight with another child during music class in which a teacher was injured and is planning on coming after me for money, in which I don't have to spare.
I can't explain how I feel without simply asking that you all please do not judge me if you don't have a child with ADHD/ODD you clearly don't understand my frustrations. I believe in Christ Jesus and have onced asked him in prayer: "Am I cursed?" When I was pregnant with my son I never imagined my life would be so miserable. I look at my friend's children and I am immediately saddened because I wonder why my son can't be so well behaved. It's so very hard to love him and I have contemplated giving him up for adoption. Deep down I know that I could not go through with it.
I tried changing his diets and cutting out all (and I do mean all sweets, but he would only sneak them from other children or from lunch @ the school. His father is of no help and neither is my family. Sometimes I find myself binging on food because I am so stressed out. He's currently taking medications Intuniv and Adderrall which really don't help with his behavior. Since he assualted the teacher, I've withdrew him from school, too scared to enroll him anywhere else. I've called the doctor's office and let them know that I need counseling or therpay services for my child. I normally do not reach out to the open world about this situation, but I am in desparate need of help and I don't have anywhere else to turn. ~Momonherlastleg~