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December 28th, 2012, 07:32 AM
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Hi Just wondering if you give your kids a pill break from their concerta on the weekends/holidays, or if thy take them everyday???
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December 28th, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Mine take them everyday. We don't take summer break either. I never really understood why parents took the kids off them. When I worked as a camp counselor, and got the kids off the meds for a month.... it was not easy.
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December 28th, 2012, 03:58 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I tend to agree with you. My nephew doesn't take them on the weekends/holiday etc and I think he should be on them all the time...He's 15 and I hate to think that I think he should be on them just because he's not so behaved and focused/calm when he's not but if he needs to needs to be he needs to be...kwim??? Of course usually (these days anyway) he is with me and my hubby when he IS not on them..... and we're strict and he's a typical kid that will say things like 'I'm not on my concerta you know I can't help it, yadda yadda'.... AND then of course others are annoyed when he's around because he's so wound up, argumentative, talking over people, etc......
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December 30th, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Will gets a break. I use weekends as an opportunity to teach him that he can take control of his behavior. that said, if he is going some where that he will be expected to sit calmly I will evaluate his need for the medication. If he is staying some where I give that person the choice if he will be on his medications. He is in play therapy and my goal for him is to be able to manage his adhd without medications. I know this isn't always realistic though. I don't allow him to misbehavior on not being on his meds. I teach him that actions have consequences and that he has the power to choose his actions.
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December 30th, 2012, 07:07 PM
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[/QUOTE]I don't allow him to misbehavior on not being on his meds. I teach him that actions have consequences and that he has the power to choose his actions.[/QUOTE]

Yes, I tell my nephew the same thing. I tell him if he knows enough to use it as an excuse for misbehavior he knows enough to try and help himself. I make him take responsibility for his actions also. Appreciate the replies.
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Romans 8:28
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January 1st, 2013, 07:48 AM
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If I understand right he lives with his parents but spends a lot of time with your family?? If this is the case, unless his parents are consistent like you are he will continue to use the excuse. Don't by any means give in though, even having the consistency in one area of his life will go a long way!
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January 1st, 2013, 05:53 PM
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If I understand right he lives with his parents but spends a lot of time with your family?? If this is the case, unless his parents are consistent like you are he will continue to use the excuse. Don't by any means give in though, even having the consistency in one area of his life will go a long way!
you are correct.............. we tell him be home at a certain time or don't do this or that and he disobeys we make his punishments stick. For instances he was 7 minutes late with curve and his curve is now reduce by half an hour until he is on time with this curve for a while. That had nothing to do with ADHD but just using it as an example.
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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
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Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
'Blessings' by Laura Story (What if trials of this life, are your mercies in disguise)
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December 29th, 2013, 12:00 PM
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We try to do medication vacations because my son metabolizes the meds quickly. We are constantly having to adjust and switch his meds...they work for 3 months and then stop being effective and need to be changed. The med vacays help prolong the period that his meds will be effective.

I won't give him meds if we're doing something physical like going swimming or hiking or for a long bike ride. Also if we're just sitting home for the day I don't give meds. However, they are a MUST for school and family get-togethers.
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