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October 16th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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This has potential to be a hot topic, so I hope it doesn't go there. As a teacher, I understand one side. And as a mom, I understand the other side. I totally think that asking if your son took his meds before school even started is a little weird. However, in my experience as a teacher, the kids who are on medication for ADHD really need it in order to concentrate and stay focused. It makes a HUGE difference in their educational day. I can tell when one of my students has not taken his or her medication, pretty much right away. For me personally, it's not a matter of convenience and getting the kid to not move. It is a matter of getting the kid to stay focused and be less disruptive to the rest of the students. I can't explain how much of a difference the right medication makes. I know it is frustrating as a mom, but try to trust that the teachers want what is best for him too. Just as a side note, I don't think going to observe the class is a good idea because he will behave differently when he knows you are there - but I think a video camera that the students are unaware of is a good idea. It might give you some idea for what his behavior is like when he is in a different environment than home.

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