My son got diagnosed with moderate ADHD today after taking a psycho educational test.

Sue - posted on 02/28/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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My son got diagnosed with Moderate ADHD today after taking a post educational test. The doctor is suggesting meds. My husband and I are so conflicted. My son is in 1st grade, but has been having focusing issues since kindergarten and now his teacher is saying he could be held back if he does not improve. My son is very intelligent and is very good at building and creating things, art, drawing etc. and is naturally curious about life and how things work. However, he has difficulty completing class work and tests. We see the focus issue at home also, as homework is an up hill battle. When the kindergarten teach started complaining we went to our pediatrician and he suggested we try to change some habits at home (I.e. more sleep, less sugars etc.). We even signed him up tae Kwon do to see if that would help. One year later and no change.

So now we find ourselves considering meds., but have heard some horror stories. My husband wants tonjustbtry a tutor. Please any advise would help

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