Reply To: 9 Year old refuses to take meds

Penny Williams

It’s really interesting that he wants to take the medicine but can’t make himself. It almost sounds like suspicion or distrust from him. I’m not a fan of giving kids medication without telling them, but sometimes it’s necessary. If the doc thinks with will help him aggression and violence, then it’s an important safety issue, worth giving him without him knowing, IMO.

Sounds like you’re in Canada and I’m not sure if it’s available there but there is at least one liquid formulation.

Therapy would be a really good idea as well. His “episodes” are very concerning.

Oh, read Ross Greene’s “Explosive Child” too.

ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach, Podcaster & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism