Step Parent of ADHD Child
(Ypsilanti, Mi USA)
My wife's son is 7 and has ADHD. I don't know how to parent him without it turning into an argument. Tonight he felt that o'clock was an unfair bedtime, even though he always goes to bed at this time. So he told me to get out of his face and before I could stand up, he slammed the door on my face.
I have a nice bruise on the side of my face. I gave him one spanking? Was this the right thing to do?
Every time I try to tell him to do something or not to do something it ends this way with me getting punched or hit with something.
My wife tells me that I need to be more patient with him, but I am lost...is there something else I should be doing or stop doing? Any advice would be helpful and greatly appreciated.