This reply was originally posted by user Pdxlaura in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
So sorry for you and your son. So difficult as a parent, we want the best for our kids.
Start by treating the cause, not the symptom. Also, try not to set him up for failure.
This means digging deeper to help him be the best he can be. Therapies, meds, counseling, teacher support, etc. Keep at it to help him.