Our eleven year old was recently diagnosed with ADHD. For those parents who had been through CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Educational Therapy, and medication options, how effective are they? Do you eventually resolve to medication anyway?
Do you recommend going through CBT and Educational Therapy, or skip ahead to medication?
We are getting pretty frustrated getting him to do things he needs to do but not necessary interested in doing, or things he appears to like to do, but not willing to, or is unable to put in the necessary effort to accomplish. He is very bright, but stubborn, and with all the baggages of all of the classic traits of an ADHD kid holding him back.
It's a tug of war everyday on the will powers, and we are losing, and getting pretty frustrated. Any recommendations on the course of actions from parents who had gone through the choices and are observing positive changes will be super helpful and very much appreciated!