Long story short, we gained custody of our DS at 23 months and adopted at a later date. By the time we got him the damage had already been done. So far he has a diagnosis of RAD (reactive attachment disorder), ODD (oppositional defiance disorder), ADHD, and borderline ASD. Possible fetal alcohol effect. He has come leaps & bounds since we first got him but i feel like we are heading into uncharted territory. Since school has gotten out I'm having a terrible time with physical aggression aimed towards me. He hit me so hard across the face last night my cheeked swelled. And just a few minutes ago we had another tussle. They are over very mundane things or events. I have doctor and therapy appointments lined up but just wondering if anyone has any ideas, experience, or thoughts on what to do. He has little to no empathy. There are no consequences for him. NONE. He has no attachment to anything so you can take away everything from him and he doesn't care. He doesn't really play, he follows me around absolutely all day. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. My patience is running very low and it's only 1:30 in the afternoon.
on Jun. 24, 2012 at 2:31 PM