I knew from the time my son was about 2 that he had adhd, but you hope and pray that when school starts he will act correct for the teacher. Well, when he was in 1st grade I took him to the dr. and of course he had it. His father and I divorced when my son was 5, (my son is now 13) my ex doesn't want to believe he has it. So, it was a battle for him to give our son his meds, if my son stayed the night at his house on a school night I had to go to the school in the morning to give it to him. My son was doing so well in school, he had a ton of friends and making a's and b's on his report card. Well when my son turned 11 he decided he wanted to live with dad. It was devistating, he was playing all the sports and going to sleep overs. My lawyer said that the judge would let him go with his dad since he wasn't a bad guy. There wasn't much I could do, I explained to my son that dad will not be giving him his meds. He understood and we went from there. So, 6th grade was horrible for my son, my x refused to give him any meds thru the first semester of 6th grade. Finally in Dec. of last year he said he would take him to a dr. that specialized in child phsycology....so, after several visits the dr. said my son had adhd...well duh, so now my x has my son on some medicine, I don't even know what it is or who the dr is that my son sees. They will not give me any answers when I ask questions. They don't sign my son up for any sports, since my son failed the TAKS test he has to take a special class during school hours and now can't be in the band. They did tell me that the med he is on is a very low dose, his grades are horrible. They blame everything on me...I'm the reason he's the way he is....the reason his grades are low. He was one of the more popular kids in class and now its very hard to get someone to spend the night. It truly breaks my heart. He really is a gud kid, he's just impulsive. I tell him that if he came back and lived with me things would be better for him at school, but he wants to be with his dad. They are a lot alike. They are both video game junkies and I'm sure thats what my son loves. Thanks for listening to me jabber on.
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