ADHD Medication Use
I am a mother of 2 boys, one who has ADHD/ODD and has aspergers traits. We have tried all the natural treatments, and behavioural therapies. Our child was extremely impulsive and was endangering his own life through his anger outbursts and impulsivities. We turned to the medication of ritalin. I have researched and tried all other avenues, but when it comes to the safety and well being of my childs life, as well as the wellbeing of our family, we did what we felt was the right thing to do.
We havent looked back, his education has improved immensley, he can concentrate, he is no longer in trouble at school every day, and no longer putting himself in a dangerous and vulnerable situation.
We use the medication, and correct rolemodelling, positive behaviour management and are proactive in his school and sports. I understand you have ADHD, but as a parent with a child with ADHD who was suffering in all aspects of his learning, social/emotional development and his general well being...the combination of using medication and positive behaviour management was the answer for us.