I’m new here. I guess I’m looking for advice, a place to vent, and understanding.
A little background before I get into it. My son is 5, soon to be 6, and his father has schizophrenia. His father got so bad that he needs supervised visitation just to see our son.
I really think my son has unfortunately inherited the schizophrenia…
He’s been having a lot of problems for 3 years now. I’ve been in close contact with his pediatrician over the years and I put him in counseling not too long ago, but it eventually got to a point where the counselor didn’t know what to do with him.
My son acts like a terrorist in this house and at school! The teachers don’t know how to help him…no one does.
He’s constantly defyant, screaming, and violent. EVERYDAY! His rage is completely out of control. None of my other kids act like him. I’m at a point where I’m starting to hate my son and I feel awful that I could ever feel this way about my own child.
I’ve been calling so many places for behavioral therapy because that’s what I thought would help him but nowhere will accept him because of my insurance or because he’s so young.
I looked up schizophrenia today and he has so many symptoms of it…now I have no idea where to start and I just want my son to start getting help so that he can act normal enough to at least function in everyday life and so he can have a good relationship with me and the family.