... evening. My 8 yr old son does amazing during the day after the patch kisks in but is wild in the morning before and is becoming violent in the evening when it wears off. He actually punched my wife in the stomach last night. I love the relief that it gives him during the day but not sure what to do with the afternoon issues
My son was on a long acting methylphenidate that was supposed to last 12 hours but he usually had to take a small supplement at noon to really carry him well through the afternoon. You might talk to your sons Dr about adding a small "booster" of short acting medication to help his afternoons and evening be a little smoother. Counseling really can help a lot too. Medications are just tools but the real change has to come from within your son as he learns better coping mechanisms to help control his behavior. Counseling will help him to learn better coping skills. It really helps to get parental counseling too, for yourself and your wife, so that you are better prepared to deal with an ADHD child. Raising a child with ADHD is very challenging and is a bit different from raising a child who doesnt have ADHD. ADHD children really thrive well on routines. Counseling can help you to learn how your childs mind works and how to coax the most from him and helping him better his coping skills.
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