Unfortunately, I'm feeling like nothing is working with Cooper. The first week there was amazing "change" it looked like. But it has started to feel like still a lot of the same, and it is so frustrating! My principal (also in my bishopric) keeps telling me it's a marathon, not a sprint, and I get that. But it is so hard when you feel like you're doing all you can and nothing is working. And it's your child whose life is in question. It breaks my heart. But I guess I was sent this child to help me learn patience, LONG-SUFFERING, and love and acceptance for challenging children. I know that I'm learning a lot. But it is hard.
One of the hardest things is how people judge me as a parent (or how I think they're judging me) when he acts like such a jerk, or is dishonest or disobedient or mean or whatever he does. I have to believe that someday he'll get there, though, and that people who know us know what we're dealing with.
Anyway...didn't mean for this to be a "boo-hoo" post, but it kind of sounds like it is. Sorry! Any of you with ADHD/ODD/OCD kids out there---I feel your pain! But I do think someday they'll be the leaders they have the potential to be! (If we can keep them on the straight & narrow, that is.......)