Janie - posted on 08/17/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi, I have an 11 year old who was diagnosed with ADD when she was 8. I've always been very hesitant on giving her meds. I tried meds for a couple of months back when she was first diagnosed but hearing so many bad things about these kinds of medications I stopped. She's been struggling so much with school pretty since she was in kinder. This year she got retained in 5th grade which is so difficult for me to explain to her why she isn't going to middle school with her friends as sister. It just breaks my heart. She is a well behaved child at school and at home she's just a normal kid jumping around, nothing i can't handle. Her only problem is the lack of attention and focus. After meeting with teachers, principle, and Dr I decided to give meds another try. I'm still hesitant but everyone tells me I'm holding her back and making it worse for her by not giving her meds. Any advice?