Dealing with ADHD children

United States
March 30, 2009 2:46pm CST
I have two boys ages 10 and 7. My 10 yr old is diagnosed with ADHD and the other will be assesed soon. It is difficult to deal with this issue day to day. I can tell them to do something and they forget as soon as they walk up a stair because they see a toy. I have anxiety and depression also so I have my own demons and issues I deal with to. All this combined feels like I am going insane. Sometimes I feel as if I am just making this worse than it is and then at other times I feel like man how did I get through this day..... Some people I run into are like wow I don't see how you can do it, but then I get depressed and wonder if it's just me with the issues. Please share your stories and comments.
2 responses
@dodo19 (27271)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 Mar 09
I was diagnosed with ADD, when I was 12 years old. I am now 21. I'm sure that my parents had a difficult dealing with the same things that you are dealing with your son. I had a difficult time dealing with it myself, as I would get so frustrated when I couldn't remember anything, when I had a test, especially since I would study for hours, on so many nights. This isn't an easy issue to deal with. It's not easy for you and I'm sure that it's not easy for your son, either.
1 person likes this
• United States
31 Mar 09
Thank you for your comment because I actually only thought about myself and never really thought about it! You just made me realize that I am sure he has difficulties to. I know neither of them mean to be so difficult on day to day issues. This week happens to be spring break here in St. Paul MN so I am sure this is going to be hard.
@dodo19 (27271)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
31 Mar 09
It's hard for all of you. Just remember that you're not alone in this. There are people out there that you can reach out to, if you need help.
@tinam13 (840)
• United States
2 Apr 09
my little brother has ADHD and he's out of control. he's in a behavioral management class and he's only ten. he never listens to anything anyone has to say and dealing with him is very frustrating and difficult.