Ryan was active when still in the womb. As an infant he did not sleep at night and took no afternoon naps. He did not like to be held, and was irritable, impatient, impulsive, demanding, hyperactive, aggressive, always throwing temper tantrums, and resistant to discipline. Trivial things would send him into a rage. He repeated things over and over, talked too loud, screamed excessively, didn´t listen, couldn´t take no for an answer, resisted change, punched holes in walls and, on top of all this, seemed totally unaware of the effect his behavior was having on those around him… Life was a roller coaster of good days followed by horrible days, of Dr. Jeckyll followed by Mr. Hyde.
This is just part of the problems Susan Hughes faced. When the diagnosis is missed, parents and especially mother´s are blamed for their child´s behavior. This eloquent and compassionately written story will help all people to understand these difficult children. Informative for parents, teachers and health professionals.