Annabelle - posted on 11/06/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )
My son is 11 and has been on ADHD meds since he was 6. It's a very small dose and has had a wonderful effect on his behavior and school work. His dad thinks we should take him off and let him go at it free of meds for awhile (yes we are divorced). I say why mess with it when it's working! He usually doesn't take it every week end or everyday in the summer, he is more hyper and doesn't process information as well. He is making great strides but isn't on grade level and is "passing". I do not want to go through this process all over again, his dad was in military and gone (litterally) for 5 years when I was dealing with all this and setting up evaluations, tests, therapy, dr. appts, IEP meetings, etc. After being back a year he think he "knows" what all that took and how hard our son struggled but he has NO idea! Finally, after talking with my son (who knows dad and I disagree) I told his it was up to him, no one would get mad or upset, it's his choice for now and we can always re-evaluate later if needed. Again dad isn't happy (cause he may not get his way). What else can I do?