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October 16th, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Is he much better with the medicine? Is there a reason that some mornings he doesn't take it? What does the principal have to say about everyone who asks about his medicine first thing in the morning? Does your son refuse to take the medicine or realize that his behavior is different when he does take it?
He is much better academically when he takes it, yes. Although, he still does very well on his school work without it, when he takes his medicine he is able to concentrate better and work more neatly. He is almost NEVER unruly for me, but apparently it's different at school. It's when he's around other kids that he starts getting hyper. And he is very impulsive. But he's also a 6 year old boy and I know that it's not just him that deals with that issue! Some days I just forget to give his pill to him and I guess I don't personally feel like it's a huge deal for him to miss a day now and then. He never refuses to take it, but he has gotten into the bad habit of expecting it to change his behavior without him trying to work to change it himself. I am trying to get him to understand that he can't blame not taking his medication when he has a difficult time at school. He didn't have this attitude about it last year, but if he gets into any trouble he blames it on not taking his medicine. I really, really want to avoid that mindset because I don't want him to think he has to take medicine for the rest of his life just to be "normal" or to have that crutch to blame all of his behavior on.
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