We focused on giving him tools to help him learn to control himself, limiting screen time, certain activities (fidget sensory "toys"), empowering him in the direction of his care. He recently expressed a desire to get off the meds because he felt he no longer needed them. We agreed if his doctor would and so we made an appt and his doctor was ok with it. So he is now in total control of his own body, does he slip and act hyper? yes. Is he a much happier kid? YES! And that is even with being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes the very same night his doctor told him he could stop taking the meds for ADHD. He conquered ADHD and now has a battle to win over Diabetes. He will be graduating 8th grade in about a month and I just can't say enough how proud I am of him.
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