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    After almost a year, back in contact with Difficult StepSon.

    Difficult stepson is having a terrible year in school. We haven't spoken to him since last spring, but we keep tabs on him through his school's online gradebook and weekly reports from his counselor (he has a 504 plan). He is 16 and a junior, and won't have enough credits to graduate next year...
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    can't cope anymore :(

    I have a 15 year old daughter and I just can't cope anymore. We have had years of problems with her and feel like we have tried everything and nothing works! Even her social woker thinks she is a nasty piece or work. She shows no remorse for anything she has done and makes me feel like the...
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    How do you deal with your easy child?

    Sorry for all the new threads. I've been alone and lost for so long I have a lot of questions. I have 2 children. Difficult child is 13 with ADHD and anxiety. Very high maintenance. Steals and lies. From me and his sister. Has really hurt her and she dislikes him most of the time. She is 16...
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    Ideas for Helping Son with Hygiene

    Son is 13, diagnosed ADHD/anxiety. On several medications including Vyvanse and Zoloft. Likes bathing. Likes to soak in super hot water. Often does not use soap or wash his hair. Smells WORSE when he leaves the tub than when he got in. Tends to get into things in the bathroom, makes a huge mess...
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    13 year old son with repeat behavior issues at school

    a little background. My son is diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety. He is on both vyvanse and Zoloft. He is in 7th grade and attends a school for children with ADHD and autism. It is a private school primarily funded by the state we live in. Before this he attended public school and was failing many...
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    Keeps regressing

    DS12's depression keeps getting worse. We tried Zoloft and then Celexa after a Zoloft fail. With both the Zoloft and Celexa we saw huge improvements and then major backslides. We then ruled out SSRIs and tried Lamictal. As we were titrating up there was almost a switch overnight at 150 and I...
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    She taxes me...

    Hi My name is Dee. I'm a mom to an only child. She will be 17 in 27 days. She has had anxiety and depression since about age 10. Shes been medicated and in treatment for 5 years. Shes now off medications as they were not helping at all. Shes been hospitalized twice for overdose. She was committed...
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    Please help me with my 20 year old granddaughter.

    I am a 60+ year old grandma who loves her granddaughter immensely. She moved out of her mother's house because they didn't get a long and she was emotionally abusive to her. I took her in and I didn't mind it because I felt bad for her. She's 20 now and moved in with me around 17/18 years. The...
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    23 yr old brother needs help

    Hi all, Some googling led me to your forums, and I'm glad to have found my way here. I apologize in advance that this is sooooooo very long, but thanks for reading if you do! My 23 year old brother lives at home and is becoming an increasing burden on my parents (both in their 60s). My...
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    First post... 8 year old violent ADHD in shared custody situation

    First-- Hi. I'm new, I've been reading through many of these posts and it's helping me realize I'm not alone. Second-- I just ordered that book everyone recommends, the Explosive Child, and that will be my weekend task this weekend. Here's the situation. Dad's sister is diagnosed paranoid...
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    13 yo physically violent with me, siblings

    My 13 year old son has become increasingly physically violent with me. In the past year, he has broken my nose, put numerous holes in walls, punched and threatened his younger siblings, and just recently he broke his arm when he hit me. I think a lot of his violence stems from anxiety.... his...
  12. Concerned Mom & Dad

    New member - frustrated and concerned

    Our son Matt is 18 years old. He has been raised in a very typical suburban middle-class household. My husband worked out of our home part-time and was basically a stay-at-home Dad to our son and his twin brother. Although I worked full-time, I was home for dinner every night and we were both...
  13. kim75062

    6 year old son keeps getting kicked out of school

    Hello everyone. I am new to this site, this is my first post. I have read a lot of similar stories on here about kids that sound like I could have wrote them myself about my son. Unfortunately I have only seen lots of new parent posts with the details of the problems but no follow ups with...
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    Anyone else afraid of the election results? Actually not political

    Is anyone else afraid of one or both of the candidates running for president? No need to state who you are afraid of. Both have such high unfavorables. Just want to know that I'm not alone in this fear that I have never quite felt this strongly before. The fear is causing anxiety. It doesnt...
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    How to get a kid to counseling when they won't go...?

    Hello everyone. This is my first post here. I found this forum with a web search, and I really hope someone here can give me some helpful tips. My almost-16 year old son has been struggling with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) for the past year. It started when he left middle school and was about to enter high school. He...
  16. Mumoffive

    My son has Adhd, hypersensitivity disorder, anxiety and possible ODD

    Hi all. I'm new so I don't know if I'm in the right place but here goes. My son is seven, ever since he could move in my stomach he was over active, we have tried all the normal drugs for Adhd and have had to settle for dexamphetamine. Recently he has become dangerous to himself and us, he gets...
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    I don't know anymore if there is anything to be done to improve the situation

    Hello all, I am new here, I am not parent but step-dad to a 18 yo adult child and a 8 yo one. And today I decided to post (sorry, english is not my first language) here because we have great difficulties with the older son. The kid was great when I met him, he was 13, he was doing quite...
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    I can't handle this anymore. At my breaking point.

    My 12, almost 13 year old daughter just called me a ****ing stupid ***** and hopes I burn in hell. All because I locked my bedroom door so not to have her come in and wake me again. Sometimes I feel she has figuratively beaten my love for her out of me. The disrespectful and mean behavior...
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