my horror story any tips?
Hi my name is Jennifer and i am a mother to two girls I have a 4 year old that is turning five in February on the 4th and I have a 2 year old . When my oldest daughter turned 2 years old she started showing signs of extreme problems but i never thought that things would ever get as bad as they have gotten. She was diagnosed as adhd when she was 3 years old and they started her on meds and that's when things just got worse and worse now we deal with daily fits that are as many as 4 to 8 or even more depending on the day. She ties any string she can find around her neck like a noose and has done this to her sister as well. She has tried drowning our cat. I get up every morning and put my whole house back together because she gets up before everyone and destroys as much as she can. We have a door with a lock on our kitchen to keep her out because if not she will climb and eat anything that is sugar or carbs. She will play with the knives and she will even get in to the meds that are locked away and take them as many as she can without getting caught. Now note we have all these things locked a away. She picks locks or climbs to get this and she won't quit until she gets there we .
She has been put in a behavioral center because she has tried killing herself and her sister all in the same morning and they told me that they didn't see anything outside of normal four year old behavior but yet when she was throwing fits there she was doing just like she does at home and was beating her head in to the floor and they diagnosed her with a mood disorder. This is a little girl that has extreme rage and anger. She has told everyone in our family that she hates them and will go out of her way to hurt herself or other people or pets. So I finally got referred to a physiatrist and they are saying because she doesn't act out at school that it must be because of my way of parenting and have given us what is called a case counselor that comes to our home and tries giving use tips on how to deal with her fits . but nothing has worked I have taken 5 different parenting classes even one two three magic nothing works and i am really at a point i don't know what to do the doctor they have sent us to doesn't want to prescribe her anything to help her and has flat out told me that she's not going to , and that she doesn't see how giving me a diagnoses is going to help me and everywhere else I have gone doesn't take children her age. As life is right now I'm scared that i am going to wake up one morning and find both of my girls dead... Because I can't find anyone to take me seriously.
Hi Jennifer, this is a terrible story and you sound overwhelmed and frustrated, understandably. It certainly sounds like your child needs help that she is not getting. t saddens me to hear how you are unfairly blamed by professionals and how they continue to use was seem to be ineffective techniques. I am unclear about what part of the country you are in, but if you send me some information here firstname.lastname@example.org, I will see if I know anyone who can work with you. Additionally I am going to post this and see if any other parents may be willing to offer some advice.
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