I am soooo frustrated when people assume that i couldnt handle my child and so i went to his pediatrician and started drugging him up. ds's teacher called me this today to tell my that his medicine is not working and he is unable to concentrate during his end of the year tests. Normally his medicine works perfectly and he does very well at school but he is going through a growth spurt and that can mess everything up......so i went to school to give him another medicine that would work with the original medicine. i was in the offic e signing in and another mother saw his pill bottle and asked if my son was sick, i told her no that he has adhd and i was brining him his medicine. Well i should have known better than to say that because then she goes on to tell me that in her opinion there is no such thing as adhd, parents are just to lazy to discipline their children so the drug them up and make them zombies. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!! I could have bitch slapped that woman right there.
Now let me get this striaght, i hate having to medicate my son. I hate the fact that he has a psychiatrist at 6 years old. I hate the fact that he has to see a behavioral therapist, and i hat e the fact that he is judged for something he has no contol over. adhd is something that he can overcome, he is doing really well working with his therapist on concentration techniques, and since starting his medicine his is on honor roll. He has a ton of friends and is busy after school with sports. None of that was possible before his medicine!