I am new to this group. Last week my daughter was diagnosed with moderate ADHD. She is 10 years old and her school is trying their best to figure out the best course of action for her. Her neuropsychologist recommended medication and we would see a night and day difference. But I’m concerned that she may become dependent and what if this leads to more drug dependencies in the future?? As a mom I feel so guilty and sad. I want the best for my daughter. She was always full of energy but since her constant distractions and her being unable to sit for a long period of time is causing her to be very behind in school, my husband and I are leaning towards the medication.
Is homeschooling recommended?? Any guidance would be appreciated during this hard time.