I dont know if your next child will have ADHD, but chances are good he/she will. I can tell you from a mom who has 3 kids and the youngest age 7 who is ADHD, it is very hard dealing with normal everyday things, I spend so much time on him, keeping him safe, dealing with the school, homework, meltdowns etc. that I could not imagine having another child with or without ADHD younger than him. My sons older siblings sometimes feel left out because he takes up so much of my time and energy. He was kicked out of daycare at age 3, suspended from school etc..Please do not bash, until you have a special needs child it is hard to understand. Now on a good note, as my son ages and matures he is getting better, fewer meltdowns, less trouble at school and home, not as hyperactive, not as dangerous as he once was with his impulsivness etc..but it is still a challenge everyday to insure others treat him the way he should be.
at 3:20 PM on Mar. 31, 2009