If your child is taking a stimulant that is short acting (not extended release) what have you found that works, what time of day do they take it, and what time do they go to bed?
We are going to need to add in a stimulant to help with focus for school days and I would love some input. My son is almost 8, in second grade, and goes to bed around 7:30. We don’t do extra curricular activities during he school year because we would never get homework done and sleep is vital for a good attitude in our son.
He has taken focalin ER in the past and it worked wonders for him at school but it made him super angry and super defiant at home. I’m a little nervous to add a stimulant back into our routine but I’m willing to try to find out if it will help him at school.
I know that every child is different and reacts differently to medication but knowledge is power so I wanted to ask what has worked for others. Thanks in advance for any info you’re willing to share!