My son is 8 yrs old and everyday is a battle. I don't have anyone I can talk to about the things that happen so I thought I would try this board. Hoping that being you all are going through it too you would understand. Its so hard we spent 5yrs of fertility treatments to get my son and the day I held him in my arms was the most wonderful day of my life. And of course I never expected that 8 yrs later I would be struggling the way I am. Its even harder because my husbands job has him working out of town so he is only home on the weekends. So in a way its like being a single parent and my son gives me the brunt of all his explosions. And its hard because its like walking on eggshells with him because he can go from being sweet and lovable to explosive. And each minute of the day he is home from school with me we battle about everything getting up in the morning. Doing homework and so on. And he is so smart but his grades at school don't reflect that I guess that is the ADHD. Every minute of the day he has to be doing something he can't sit still he has to always be busy. Its just so hard at times when it seems like all I ever get is an argument to everything I ask. I know parenting wasn't suppose to be easy but I didn't think it was suppose to be this hard. Anyway I just need to talk. Thanks for listening.