my neighbor has a son that is 7yrs old. she has him hopped up on all kinds of meds for ADD and the disorder i wrote about above. I have witnessed her and her husband's parenting and it is sickening! they don't enforce anything they tell him (like "don't do that" and the kid does it anyway. they just roll their eyes). He seems pretty neglected in my opinion. They have him watch tv or play on the computer to get him out of their hair. I want to tell her that maybe her and her husband have something to do with it. This kid talks about killing animals and bullies my children that are 4yrs and 2yrs.
I have tried to avoid them, but we share a driveway. we are moving as soon as our lease is up.
what would you do? How would you break it to her?
Answer by Anonymous at 12:18 AM on Apr. 1, 2011
Answer by nicolia at 12:37 AM on Apr. 1, 2011
It's Oppositional Defiant Disorder and while my daughter has not been diagnosed with it yet (we were just cleared for testing by the school's psychologist), I'm pretty sure she has that coupled with ADHD. I'm not one to medicate. I will do whatever it takes to avoid it and whatever I can as a parent to help her with these issues. ODD kids usually don't kill animals - seems like he has clearly transitioned into the Conduct Disorder stage and needs more help, not more medication. Medication is not always the answer. The parents need help and guidance. I would not call CPS. If you have ever had to live with a child who has ODD, you would feel immense sympathy for what the parents go through. Try to be more understanding and offer resources to better help the situation. The boy will not be a productive member of society if he continues on his current path.
Answer by banana-bear at 12:55 AM on Apr. 1, 2011
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Answer by justanotherjen at 11:10 AM on Apr. 1, 2011
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