Re: Summer Holidays
Your kid is nine yeah?
Explain to him you need a little bit of 'you' time, set an alarm clock, 30 mins to an hour, ask him to entertain himself for that long in his room, after that your all his and you will both do something great and interesting together, but before you do you need some r&r. If he kicks off then tell him you are far to tired to do the promised exciting thing and will have to just stay in and read a book or something else really dull.
If it works, which I doubt it will, you could increase the duration, say to an episode of Dr Who or a movie (even if he isnt watching it and doing a million other things, as long as he is leaving you alone)
He has to learn to entertain himself, medical problems aside.
I've noticed recently that most of the young people I meet always need entertaining, they have little imagination of their own and need constant stimulation. Wasn't like that when I was a lad and we walked 100 miles to school in bare feet after working down t'pit for 25 hours a day, eating pebble stew without pebbles lol