Hi everyone! First I want to thank you all for the dedicated support you give to each and every member here on this site. It’s such a great resource to have. I have posted a couple times, and am here again to post a vent/request for insight. We’ve been on this ADHD journey with our son for a while now. He finally started medication about 5 months ago and it has made a big positive difference in his school performance and behavior, but what we’re struggling with is his behavior during the non-medicated hours. He’s 7 years old and his behavior has worsened over the course of time...he was much more mature and calm at 4 than he is at 7, so it worries me, this path. He struggles with constant shouting, non-sense talk, potty talk, as soon as he wakes up in the morning (7am) until meds kick in. This happens again at night around 5pm until sleep. He also struggles with not seeing things through others eyes, plays victim a lot when he brings things on himself. Very emotional over disappointments. We’ve tried everything to bring it to his attention, correct the behavior with clear consequences, behavior charts, and I often lose my temper because I just can’t take it any longer. I am sad because there is nothing to like about his behavior while not on meds, we can’t talk, and I know he senses the frustration and disappointment in me. For those that this sounds familiar, what is your best advice for getting through this? With no success in trying to change the behavior, do we simply ignore it? I’m afraid the more negative feedback I give him, the worse it will so. The family dynamic is miserable due to his behaviors. My husband gets so frustrated at the dinner table, he gets up and goes to eat somewhere else. Does it eventually get better??? Please help and thank you for listening.