Fix Your ADHD Child's Medication Problems

Use our guide to solve your attention deficit child's medication snafus -- like when ADHD medication causes side effects, doesn't work, and more.


Filed Under: ADHD Medication and Children, Side Effects of ADHD Meds, ADD Meds: Dosing

Problem: Your ADHD Child Resists or Refuses to Take Medication

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Educate your child about the medication he is taking: Don’t tell him it’s a vitamin pill. You will have a hard time building trust later, when he finds out the truth. Explain what ADHD is and how it affects his life. Tell him how the medication decreases ADHD symptoms. Explain that he might experience side effects, but that they will be dealt with by you and his doctor. Your child will be more cooperative if he participates in the process.

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