Rana - posted on 03/01/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )
Everywhere we turn someone is trying to push us to medicate our son. I don't know what to do anymore. He is who he is and we love him. He is hyper and silly and babbles on non-stop and is very smart. He does however have an extremely tough time with focus, prioritizing and organizing. I am beginning to think we should go back to homeschooling to keep him off meds. I totally understand that his teacher has many students to worry about and the he should be held responsible for his school work but to what degree? That I need to medicate my son so that she doesn't have to go out of her way to help him? He is constantly forgetting work at school and to hand in what he does at home. He brings home a STACK of papers everyday and is never sure what has to go back and what doesn't so how could I possibly help him? He was seeing a psychologist for about 5 months but it seemed to make some things worse. Now I have started looking for someone new. I don't think he particularly cared for her in the 1st place so I'm sure that could be part of that problem :) Any advice would be great I just would like to help him deal with all of this without medication.