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Penny Williams
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I’m so sorry you are going through this. The good news is that the case worker is open-minded and very understanding of ADHD.

I think you’re on the right track with seeking counseling. Unfortunately, you cannot trust kids with ADHD to tell the whole truth — they seem more prone to saying anything to try not to get into trouble. At least that’s very true for my son. So, I wouldn’t question him any more about the events of that night, but start counseling and let the therapist get to the bottom of it and work on it (of course, they’ll let you know what parents should be doing too). And, I agree that more supervision during play is warranted, at least for the time being.

Remember, your 9-year-old is really 6 or 7 developmentally.

The Truth Will Set Parents Free

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism