posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 11:23 AM
For everyone who's had a child diagnosed with ADHD: medication isn't the only answer. If you are against medication (and I completely understand
why you might be), then there are "behavior modifications" that the teacher can try. You can find these by googling alternative to medicine for
To use these methods, you have to be consistent. That means at school and at home. Its difficult, but can be done.
Also, remember that as a child ages, he matures. If you choose to do the medicine route, you should ask your doctor to reevaluate every summer. Let
the doctor direct it, but taking the child off meds during the summer will let you see if his maturity has advanced enough that the medication is no
Hope this helps some of you. That was the purpose of this thread, to try and explain why ADHD diagnosis is on the rise and ways you can help your
child if the teacher is pushing you to see the doctor.