My seven year old daughter was put on medication when she was six after being diagnosed with ADHD. She is the youngest in her class and was having a really hard time with focus. The medication really helped her focus, but did mute her sparkle.
About a week before her school's winter break she told me she really didn't want to take the medication anymore because it makes her anxious. During winter break I removed her from medication to allow her to be medication free for 2 weeks. Her personality came back and she sparkled again-- she was cheerful, friendly, and made friends very easily. Also, she seemed ok at swim and cheer practice from a focus point of view. Not the best, but sort of normal.
She was medication free for about four week now and I thought she was doing fine without it. She got in trouble by me for something she did at school (no big deal). After she got in trouble she is insisting that she needs back on her medication. She even tried to take the medication herself one morning.
So basically when she is on medication she wants off and when she is off, she wants back on. Is this something you see with your children? What have you done?
I want to keep her off because I think she is doing fine without it and her grades have not really suffered from what I can tell.