We have battled ADHD since difficult child was a baby - he wasn't diagnosed until 5 years old - but I knew before that. When he was 7 he got angry with me and chewed through the cord plugged in to the wall to his radio. No, he wasnt hurt - but that REALLY bothered me! Our pediatrician. sent us to counseling - we've been so many times - and nothing has ever seemed to work for us. One couselor we went to was great - to begin with. but it seems that difficult child manipulates counselors too. I got tired of paying all the $$ for what I called a joke. This particular counselor used difficult child favorite tv show Dukes of Hazzard and difficult child said that Bo Duke was good guy and everytime he was good and acted like Bo Duke - we would put chips in a jar. Fill the jar for special treat from counselor. Well, after a couple of days - difficult child says he is tired of acting like Bo Duke and being good. Then, go back to counselor and would not listen to him. Then we go in as family and difficult child is playing with hot wheels car and wouldn't put it down and then walked over to counselor and drove it in to his CROTCH!! Well, that was it for me. difficult child giggled and tried to do it again and I just got up and took him and left. We have not been to counseling since - that was 6 years ago (and the 5th counselor). I felt I could manage my difficult child with my motherly love - BOY AM I WRONG!!! difficult child was not diagnosed BiPolar (BP) until he was 13 - adn facing school expulsion. psyc put him on risperdal immediatley and it did make a huge difference. But I don't think it works anymmore - really do not. As for ADHD - he is hyper with or without it - but his school behavior is absolutely wonderful last year and so good so far this year. He had only one referral last year and that is because he wore an unofficial jacket to school (rule is you wear certain color and he didn't follow - but he didn't do it again). It is when he gets around the house or around his family - he is horrible and extremely EXCITED!!! Geez - i just don't know what to think anymore. I just don't know what to know. What do I ask? I've kept everything covered up and don't want my difficult child to fall off the wagon because I thought I was supermom, etc., etc. i'm trying to get help - but don't know where to go. jWhat is in Shreveport, Louisiana? - any help is welcome.