Wendy - posted on 03/04/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
When my son was in preschool, I knew there was something going on with home but didn't want to admit it. Then when he started Kindergarten it was horrible. He went to the office at least once a week for things that just didn't make sense to me. Like he would stand up in class and just start walking around and when the teacher told him to sit down he would say I can't. So she would send him to the office. Things like that. Then he started getting hard to handle at home so we decided to take him to a pyschologist. We had several sessions with him and he said he did not think my son had ADHD. Then my husband couldn't attend one of the meetings and my son was of the chain per say. The doctor recommended we seek help for our pediatrician and put him on medicine. My first thought was I can't handle my own child but reluctantly I started him on the meds and within two months he was student of the month. He hasn't been sent to the office since so I feel the meds are definintely helping. BUT I don't have to give him his meds if they are out of school, on the weekends or during the summer if I don't want to. I have got to the point that I am so used to the way he acts on the meds tha if I don't give hom his meds I can't handle it. Is this bad that I want to give him his meds all the time or is it normal?