Candice - posted on 10/18/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
My step-son is 13. He has ADHD and is on high doses of adderall. He has always been what you may call an annoyance to most people. He talks just to hear himself talk, he is constantly saying something even if he is just repeating what you said in question form. However, as I thought would be untrue he is getting worse. Now instead of just la la la's and 2,001 questions he is just starting to make up lies. He lies about everything. Good things, bad things, all sorts of things. I catch him constantly and he just ignores that I corrected him and continues on his way. Last year he was home schooled because he could not get along with the students at school. We have moved to a new city and he now is having issues at this school. I do not want to continue to homeschool him because I believe at his age it is very important that he have Social activity. His "friends" constantly Facebook him about him going to get beat up for being "annoying" or talking smack to the other students. At home he is starting to be aggressive. When he is being punished he says he just wont do it or he acts like he is going to hit me. A few times he has pulled his arm back at me and he has also has gotten his baseball bat out for intimidation. He was failing with all F's and D's within the first 2 weeks of school. I grounded him from everything but chores and homework and in that month his grades went up to all C's B's and A's. As soon as he was off restriction his grades again dropped to F's and D's. This time when I grounded him he did not care. He also has been stealing all of our food from the kitchen. He ate 6 cans of soup an 2 cans of beans in the dark of his room the night before last. He is taking packed lunch and then telling them I don't feed him after he eats it on the bus to school so they will let him charge a school lunch. Same wit Breakfast, I feed him in the morning before he leaves and he goes and charges it too. He owes the school $50. What do I do???!??? There is soooo much more but I cant go on forever. I am only 25 and he is 13. Does he think that because of the smaller age gap he can treat me this way? I am very consistent on discipline. I have only spanked him once when he called me a F*** B****! I do not think violence is effective. I love him just like my own and I want him to be a successful person but right now it does not look like he will choose that path. I need help!