School tomorrow ---I AM dreading

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Registered: 03-27-2003
School tomorrow ---I AM dreading
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Mon, 09-01-2003 - 9:06am
School begins tomorrow.. I am dreading it because my son has had such a good summer. EVERY year I go through this sadness over the medication issue in the fall. He needs it for school---and i hate that summer ends --and i have to begin it. But this year he truly has had an even better summer. It's as if each summer his behavior and hyperactivity gets much less a problem. He's now 9. I do know he his attention span is needing those meds, so i keep reminding myself of that..I keep wondering if there will be a year when I will just try no meds, and yet I don't want to have him feel he is unsuccessful..i think with no meds he'd concentrate a lot less in school/and get less done. (I know so)..ok thanks for letting me vent..i needed to talk thru this and remind myself of the reasons he's on it.
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Registered: 07-03-2003
Mon, 09-01-2003 - 3:11pm
Glad to hear that he is doing better each year. How long have you had him on meds? Any chance of decreasing his dose and seeing how he does? Maybe he doesn't need as much. What does you doc recommend?

And, of course, you are normal to be worried about this every year. I was cleaning out some old files last night and I ran across some old notes from teachers about our DS *before meds* That's all I have to see to assure myself that this is so good for him and how lucky we are to live in a time where we can get this help for our kids.

So nice to finally fit in and not worry so much, yes?