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HELP! I need help from mothers like myself who probably have problems with their children
I seriously need help...
I am a very reserved writer, I'd admit to that. I have issues on showing who I really am or what I really feel through the words that I write. I am afraid I am letting myself out too much, but this time, everything else breaks loose.
I need to get it out of myself that I really am having a dilemma with parenting my child.
Some of his teachers said that he might have the symptoms of ADHD [based on their own observation] but I have not let him undergo any diagnosis yet to confirm the matter. I do not want to believe that he does have that deficiency. I do not know if I am just afraid to face it [if it were true] or I am just not ready to face its challenges yet.
Please do not get me wrong, I do believe that my son is a good kid. He's six years of age and he has good social skills, although he gets too aggressive sometimes especially when he does not get what he wants from other kids. He usually have panic attacks [such as hitting his own head or just plainly hurting himself]. I usually stop him but, all the more I stop him, all the more he insists on hitting himself. There was even a time when I just cried and asked him to stop. I feel so helpless, I think I have to help him out. As a mom, It is my responsibility to do so... but I just don't know how anymore. I tried every single possible approach to avoid confrontations with him and of course violent reactions. I often tell myself "he's a kid"; "it's normal for a kid to be silly"; "he'll grow out of it"....
However, the farther he takes his attitude towards us [my husband and I], the more it gets worse, usually puts the whole family under stress. He is an only child by the way and he lives with my and his dad [there are only three of us in the house]. Oh, please, if anyone can help, I'd be glad to accept any suggestions.
Just want to mention that it took me weeks if not months to think over if i'd post this problem online or not. What I have mentioned here are just part of the dilemma we are actually experiencing. I guess I am just not that ready to convey every detail of our problems... as I said, I am a very reserved person.
To those who'd read and comment, thanks so much... I appreciate it. :)