My 8 year old son has ADHD. As his pediatrician stated, after reviewing his school's assessment and required paperwork and her own assessment, he is "off the charts" ADHD. Being a single mom to two very active small boys I had enrolled us in family counseling. It was stated that they believed my son to have ADHD and ODD. I had such a fear of having him diagnosed, because of the stigma and I feared medication would turn my loving boy into someone else. Only after my son came home, from school, crying because he felt so sad that he couldn't pay attention in class but really wanted to and was embarrassed because of his hyperactivity. I knew then that I didn't want my son to develop a shame mentality. After much prayer and discussion I chose Quilviant XR. It's been such a helpful aid for my son. He's gained confidence and feels like he has a chance now. However, I'm still overwhelmed as the medication has about a 10 hour limit. I do not give it to him on the weekends and it's time frame is about up when I pick him up after I get off work. I work full-time and being a single parent is so hard. There's only one me and two boys and a cat and dog, lol. So, once his medication wears off he gets super sensitive and emotionally triggered. He and his younger brother are all boy and love each other, but are brothers. They argue, compete, tattle, whine and the list goes on. I'm so emotional drained and physically exhausted. I carry so much because I work full-time as well and trying to maintain my job, that I need, and be the best mom they need... I'm falling apart. I need more grace and patience with them, but feel like I've become high-strung because it's constantly something. I'm so weary.