- Daniel Lauzon
ADHD, Friendships, Social Skills and Medication Am I wrong to not wanting to medicate my son ?
I am a full time dad alone with my son for the past 7 years, no family to help us, I have been dedicating my life towards helping him to succeed in school.
The school is pressuring me to get him on medication.
I am also with ADD/ADHD I tried the medication and the side effect was so bad that I decided to not expose my son to it.
at time he can have 100% in his math test and other time 60% his spelling is the same. Where my son is struggling is in social skills, routine.
Are those issue will change with time?
Am I preventing him of a opportunity to learn more ?
What are the long term effect of all these new drugs ?
He is a very happy child considering he has no mother and rarely has friends over , he is a avide reader , each night he has to read his book, he is very articulate , and has empathy, good communications skills, and best of all he want.s to be a Doctor when he grows up
when I told his principal about his goal she laugh.
Medication Vyvience. Aderall ....
With my son I only use Food, exercise, positive renforcement, patience, understanding, empathy, workshops, play, and time with him lots of time with him, to a point where I have been single for the past 7 years.
Help and advise would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time
a Happy dad
Closing Statement from Daniel Lauzon
Thank you Teders!
All your supports and comments it gives me the courage to keep going and keeping it real for my son as of now I am still keeping him off med but I am seeking specialist to further more his diagnostic
I want to give him the chance that I didn't have when I was his age.
Understanding , Patience, Empathy, Time, Love.
We are not alone
Daniel & Elton