My son is 7 and has been diagnosed with AD/HD. Since being on medication, his school work and behavior has improved significantly.
Lately, he has been doing a lot of sneaking around; lying...I caught him taking (stealing) $20 off the kitchen counter the other day. 2 days ago, instead of getting ready for school in the morning, he was playing in his room with his Legos, so I confiscated all Legos and told him if he wanted to have a good Christmas he had better start behaving. Then today, he was sneaking his Pokemon cards in his homework folder, this is after we took away his back pack for continually sneaking toys and such to school.
My issue is not that he is doing these things, because I understand children will test limits. My issue is that it CONTINUES to happen. Over and over again. He seems to have no remorse or care about the consequences of his actions. We have tried grounding him, taking all his toys away, yelling, positive reinforcement, spanking, negotiating...nothing is working. He will do something he is very well aware is against the rules, and it means nothing. These are obviously just a few examples and like I said, its not the individual situations, but the fact that he keeps doing it anyway.
I don’t know what to do. My son is a sweet, kind and (normally) well behaved boy. His aptitude after being on his medication (concerta) has sky rocketed. But he seems to have little or no control over doing something he knows is wrong, if he wants something, regardless of the consequences.