At what age should a child be responsible for taking their medication for ADHD

Sarah - posted on 11/28/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi, My son is 10 and is on medication for his ADHD, he also has autism. When he is home with me he usually remembers to take his tablet but I always check to make sure he has taken it especially on school days. When he goes to his fathers house he doesn't always take it as his father doesn't remind him and has told me that he thinks it is my sons responsibility to remember and thinks he is old enough to do that. It is very frustrating, just this week I met with my sons teacher and she told me that my son was going to get a special award at the presentation night but she chose not to as he misbehaved the last couple of weeks and it was on the days his father had him and hadn't made sure he had his medication before school. When I spoke to the teacher and she was made aware of the situation she felt really bad for taking the award away from him. So my question is do you think it is the parents responsibility to make sure the child has take their medication at 10 years of age? I personally think it is the parents responsibility.

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Lynn - posted on 11/30/2013

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Absolutely still the parents' responsibility. Using technology to help the reminders is helpful. I work with parents of chronic pain kids and I can tell you these kids don't have the brain capacity to remember. ESPECIALLY ADHD.

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