Dr. Dodson has said children need to be on their medication every day. I don’t take my medication on Saturdays, and the reason I don’t is I don’t have to go to work. Every other day I take my medication. He needs to be on his medication every single day. The medication can make a remarkable difference in a child’s behavior. It will help him control his impulses better, but it may not help him with emotional outbursts, however.