there are so many add meds out there that i would not give up on them. my daughter is add and it does not matter if she was homeschooled or not. she cannot keep focused. with her meds, she is a straight a/b student. she, herself, would fight you for her meds if you tried to take them away. and, yes, she has side effects. a biggy for us is the lack of appetite. so we do things like eat pb&j right as she's going off to bed. have you tried time released meds besides the regular ones where they peak and wear off? how long did your son take the meds? sometimes it takes a few months for things to iron out. i'm not against homeschooling by any means. i just don't see how it helps a child to focus when they cannot. and there is more to the add than just that. there are the behavioral issues. is it fair to him to feel like he just can't control himself and so he gets into trouble for who knows what?
at 3:31 AM on Jul. 19, 2008