Single Parents Raising ADHD Children
Single Parent of 9 almost 10 yr old boy
I live in Westminster and I am looking for ideas, playdates and general support in helping my son. He has been off meds since June, 2013; however, he is not focusing/staying on task in school. This is becoming more frequent and on Friday, he lied to me, telling me he was on green so he can go to the movies. My son is very smart (GT last year). We have made a few changes this summer, including moving, going to a new school and new Cub Scout Pack. My ex is somewhat in his life but he lives in another state. I would prefer NOT to put my son back on meds as 1) he said he feels better/free without the meds, 2) his weight/appetite has improved to normal ranges and 3) he complained 2x about “his chest hurting” on Vyvanse and since being off, nothing. I am concerned about the med side affects. We used to see a psychiatrist but frankly she was useless. I will be speaking with his ped but was wondering what thoughts other parents have. Thank you!
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