So C’s been medicated for five days now. So far, I think it was the right decision. Not just because it makes my life easier, but because it makes his life better. I could see his lack of focus before, but now that he CAN focus, it’s so clear to me how much of a problem he had before. Now he has the potential to actually focus on his schoolwork and get it done. He’s able to learn more. I think his higher than average intelligence masked the level of debilitation of his ADHD.
There were a couple days this week where he still had trouble. And all of his problematic behaviors haven’t magically disappeared at home, either. I imagine his meds will be bumped up when we meet with the pediatrician next month. But overall, I’m quite pleased.
I have several books on the topic, but so far, the one I’ve found to be the most useful is Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 lessons that medicine cannot teach.