ADHD is not the sort of subject I write on. Actually, it does not have anything to do with writing but it’s on my heart. Honestly, I am only writing it to take my frustration and put it to paper, something that I have done for years to control my emotional health.
For those of you who know me well enough, you have heard me talk about my firstborn. My son Simon was diagnosed ADHD a while back. For the parents who have their own ADHD child, I know they can relate to the struggle and stress we go through.
My Thoughts on ADHD
At present, we are dealing with emotional control in Simon or the lack thereof. It has become so rough that we must look around for another daycare to take care of him due to both myself and my wife work.
It is just frustrating the amount of effort that we both pour into him with no visible change or improvement. We have followed many of the tips and advice from his myriad of counselors, the school district has been fantastic in hearing our concerns, and he still refuses to do what is needed and will lash out if he does not get his way.
I don’t expect a blog post to fix everything and I have no intention of giving up on him. It’s just hard for me as I share a lot of the same issues that he does and I get it out through writing.
Simon is a mirror copy of me in many ways, and it adds to the heartache of trying to raise him. He is a good boy at heart, and he wants to do what’s right, but when the emotions take over, he can’t control himself.
In short, it’s going to be a long day, but in the end, I believe it is worth it. He is a beautiful boy that I love more than anything in the world, and I know his heart is in the right place.
We just have to figure out how to find balance and how to teach him to understand and process his emotions. I can deal with the energy, the outbursts of anger and rage followed up by extreme joy are just so hard to keep up with.
He’s my boy, and I love him. That will never change no matter what. Thanks for reading.