Everytime I'm told by a doctor or the school I have a right to refuse medication for my child and when I choose not to medicate them, I'm given the 411 of heart from both the doctor and the school. I'm told he need medication: he can't function or will not be function. I'm told from the school he's defiant and causes problems for all the others. I'm looked down on by these group of professionals if I don't medicate my child. I'm judged as a bad parent. Example: My child has ADHD, and the school pretty much wants him to be able to set still, focus in perfection, and have a behavior conduct like a normal child who does not suffer from behavior problems. I'm pressured in so many ways, that it forces me to medicate him. This is because people wants medication to babysit and make the kids behave right. So you see, really parents don't have that right, even though it's a legal right. You know rights that's right but don't make it right. In my child's case, not every alternatives been tried and implemented for my child. I feel that if every alternative have been exercise and tried on my child and still don't work, then considering medication would be considered.
Answer by Freela at 12:33 AM on Feb. 2, 2011
Answer by MELRN at 12:11 AM on Feb. 2, 2011
As a mother of a child with ADHD and a teacher to children with ADHD I can honestly say that I see both sides. As a parent it's hard to hear constant criticism of your child and to be objective about it. I do agree that there are alternatives to medication but you have to be willing to implement them 100% both at home and with the school. You need to be on the same page as the school and working towards a common goal. From the teacher standpoint they need to be able to find a way to have your child be successful as well as the other kids in the class. ADHD is not an excuse to not follow the rules or to be disruptive. Your child may need alternative rules, rewards and consequences compared to the rest of the class. I would suggest meeting with the school and coming up with a plan that you all can agree on.
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