My 6 year old son has been having behavior problems all year. From hurting kids feelings, can't sit still, interrupting class, not following directions, just basically being very impulsive. My ex-husband and I signed him up for Tae Kwon Do with his 9 year old brother. We switched him to soccer to try and get all his energy out and that didn't turn out the way we hoped either. It wound up him just wanting to run around and not listen to direction from the coach. He is an AWESOME kid and his grades are mostly As with a couple of Cs. His teachers and both my ex and I filled out the ADHD assessment and the pediatrician called to let us know after reading and grading the assessment, she was suggesting we try Vyvance. Now, at the beginning of all this months ago, my ex, his fiance, my boyfriend, and myself all agreed that medication would be the LAST resort and if there were alternative things we could do, we would. Now, I feel as if I am alone in my quest for alternative methods of helping my son because I am afraid of what prescription meds might do to him (knowing I won't know until we try him on them). My ex suggested looking into Attend or Brightstar (both herbal, all natural drugs) that he heard about from his coworkers whos children are on it because of the same concerns we have. Because my doctor has a "free" 3 month trial packet, my ex is pushing to now just put him on medication - I am still skeptical! Anyone have any information on Vyvance or herbal alternatives that might be helpful? Also, anyone know if there are any tests that can be done to confirm any chemical imbalance before going the medication route???? Any info would be helpful
New mom of ADHD son!
New mom of ADHD son!
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