The updated Kidsgoals website has been around for over a year now and it always amazes me when we get emails with comments and suggestions from our readers. You mean people are actually reading what we write? We do not take your comments lightly and will do our best to take your suggestions under consideration.
We received an email from a lady who was very upset because her Dr. wanted to put her son on Ritalin after he was diagnosed with ADHD in Children. She wanted to know if we had any information on alternative methods that she could try before she would agree to put her son on medication. I remember when my sons’ Dr. suggested that I put him on anti depressants to help with his social anxiety. I was ready to try anything to help, but my son who has Asperger’s, would have no part of it. He said he would try it on his own for awhile drug free and if things didn’t improve he might give the pills a try. Interestingly enough he never did go on the medication.
I honestly do believe parents need to do the research before they agree to put their kids on any medication. We so want to believe that our Dr’s have all the answers but experience has made me believe otherwise. We as parents are the ones who need to be advocates for our children and find out everything about the medication your Dr. may suggest, as well as other alternative resources. If we don’t look out for the best interest of our children, who will?