My vibrant, funny, sharp-as-a-tack 9-year-old son has been diagnosed with ADHD, and while it's not affecting his academics, it is very evident both at home and at school that it's hard for him to complete tasks and stay focused. As a result, we all spend a lot of time scolding him for not doing the thing he's supposed to be doing. My husband and I are considering putting him on ADHD medication, but we're worried it will dull his personality or prevent him from learning crucial life skills like focus and organization. Any advice?
Whether or not to start your child on ADHD medication can be a tough decision. There are several factors to consider from the physical health and general wellness perspective that are good to think about; let’s take a look at some of the implications of ADHD medication for a child’s life and body that you should keep in mind when choosing a treatment plan for your kiddo.