Tag: medication

When Should You Medicate Your Child?

As if I knew the answer to that question, right?  I have Googled this very question, paraphrased in various ways, more than once.  Heck, perhaps that’s how you landed here now.   If so, like you I have wondered and struggled and suffered through deciding.  I have sat across from my wife, daughter, her pediatrician, teachers, and mentors in tears, wondering

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ADHD Mom: Weaning Your Nursing Child to Start Medication

  Disclaimer:  Dammit Jim, I’m a … uh, not a doctor.  None of the following should be taken as medical advice!  Also, this is not a paid endorsement for Strattera.  If the drug doesn’t work out, I will be ditching it and will be back on here to tell you how miserable the experience was. 

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Representing Children

One aspect of my job is to represent impoverished people in Social Security Disability hearings. Representing the children is what I love most. Many people wonder why a child would seek disability benefits. Particularly for kids with mental health issues, some think that being found disabled by the federal government means that the child is

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Medical Benefits: Know Your Options

Not only is it the holiday season, it’s also open enrollment season at many companies. For many families, this time can be stressful as costs rise forcing employers to cut their plans down making it more expensive for employees. For families with special needs concerns, open enrollment can be downright terrifying (and the cause for

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Yale Child Study Center Looking for Study Participants

Readers of this blog are aware of my struggles with choosing to put Max on medication for his ADHD. The process has been a long one, and while I’ve become comfortable with my decision to use medication to help him be able to concentrate (because the change in him and what he is learning is

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