My step daughter has a difficult time. She is 11. Her mother/father feel it's not important to take her medication (Ritalin) on a regular basis. More when she feels like it. She has ADD, ODD, Tourette's, and a mental illness. I feel it would be in her best interest if she took her meds daily. Consistency to me is very important. My son was also prescribed Ritalin, it was not successful for him so he stopped taking it. Am I wrong to think this way? You take the meds or you don't?
Some medications can be taken as needed but in a paediatric situation with behavioural medications I think you are correct to think the way you do. How can you know it's beneficial if her behaviour and any blood work always vary.
Good luck; it seems a little unfair that you seem to be more concerned than your partner or his ex. :-(
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