Hoping somebody can relate and offer some advice:
I have an almost 4 year old son who was recently diagnosed with ADHD. I have been having a very hard time with him. He is constantly hitting his brother, opening the front door (which we all lock) and letting his brother out; he peed on my carpet downstairs yesterday in front of me, he will unlock and walk out our back sliding door and run around the backyard. If I tell him not to do something, he will do exactly what I asked him not to. I feel like I'm always yelling at him. It's not that I'm not constantly watching him, he just will not listen no matter what I do. Disciplining him is practically impossible as he won't stay anywhere I put him.
I have taken him to a developmental pediatrician, who diagnosed him. She gave me options for behavioral therapy, classes, etc., but I cannot afford them. He will be attending a special preschool come September, but I'm not sure I can hold out that long with all of these behaviors. I've read a bunch of books, and tried to implement their way way of thinking and disciplining, but none seem to be effective.
I really feel like I'm at the end of my rope, and my husbands solution is to just take him outside and wear him out everyday. I am absolutely exhausted from the beginning of everyday to the end. I can't seem to find the energy to deal with him anymore, and I get very frustrated, which is not good for him.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.