Ana - posted on 02/05/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have a fantastic son who was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6. I feel i am the worst mother in the world because i can't seem to understand or help my son. It seems the older he gets the more challenging he becomes. We have done a fabulous program at a university for 8 weeks in the summer and it seemed to have worked so great. He finished the program and was controlled with his emotions, his temper and his defiance. But its been very difficult lately. He has become more aggressive and confrontational which scares me very much. I do not deal well with being challenged by a child non the less my own. I find myself having to walk away from him because i am scared of my reaction. He is such and intelligent person, he is loving, caring and a mothers perfect child, until he gets this way. if you tell him not to back talk to you he tells you he isnt back talking he is standing up for himself because under the consitution he has the rights to do so. I dont know what to do or how to deal. He goes to a psychiatrist once a week to talk. But it isnt working i see things getting worse. My daughter who is 9 is suffering and she cries when ever there is an outburst, which seems to be very often. I know he is pushing us to see how far and how much he will get a way with but i have come to the point where i dont even want to be around him. I dont want him near me. And that scares me that is my child and i will give my life for him and i am hating myself for feeling this way. But i dont know what to do.