Help...my child has become aggressive and defiant.
My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD over a year ago when she was in the 3rd grade. Prior to a diagnosis, I knew she had issues with attention and I tried all I could in a natural way, but nothing worked for her so with the diagnosis I had her put onto Adderall. For quite a while, about 3/4 of a year, all was fine. School was going better, grades were improving and she was getting more confidence in herself. Here is the problem...mornings are a nightmare!!! She is aggressive, defiant, can't seem to control her body, makes funny sounds and just doesn't care what she says or does. This obviously makes taking the meds VERY difficult and we have screaming/crying breakdowns in the mornings until finally they go down (she CAN'T swallow pills, so the Adderall is in a bite of peanut butter). She then has to take a Omega3 supplement (gel form) and chewable vitamins (these are not such a problem). Within an hour, she is calm again and more compliant. She is very sorry in the afternoon when I pick her up from school...saying she will be good tomorrow, but I know that will not be the case. She sleeps well and is skinny, but an okay weight. I just don't know what to do anymore...I don't want to be around my daughter anymore...those morning antics just ruin me for the rest of the day, and since I know it will be the same thing the next day I just dread everyday. I have already taken everything in the world that means anything to her and she has to earn them back, but she just can't seem to do that either. I just can't deal with this anymore...does anyone have any more suggestions?