Hey everybody. This is my very first post here, and I've gotta say that I'm relieved to find such an active message board full of parents with similar problems. Here is a bit of my story. I'm a single parent to a 5 year old little boy. He was diagnosed ADHD earlier in the year. We tried a few medications, but they didn't help. He was placed in an "alternative behavior" class last month due to his acting out in school. Basically, he was enrolled in the best magnet school in our county and due to him not fitting the mold (temper tantrums, back talk, etc) he was removed. Apparently after he completes this class, he can return, but I feel he has already been labeled and would really like to seek another school in our area. Anyway, thats just a bit of background. We have had HUGE problems with mornings lately. Take this morning for example, he would not get out of bed after being asked more than once. Finally I offered him the choice of get out of bed and get dressed or you will choose not to have breakfast this morning. This then turned into him yelling and hitting me calling me names "you're the meanest mom". Most mornings we have issues with him actually getting up and getting dressed. I just do not understand WHY it is such a problem EVERY DAY. Its not lack of sleep (he goes to bed at 8, wakes up at 7) its just non-compliance. We are seeing a child psychologist who has advised me I need to be firm with him (like I didn't already know that). Ugh. I'm sorry if my post is just rambling on and on I'm just frustrated and needed to get it out somewhere. I hate feeling like I can't enjoy time with my child because EVERYTHING turns into a huge control issue.