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Allison Russo
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This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

Her aggression could be the Vyvanse, especially if you didn’t see it before she started taking medication. There’s another type of stimulant you can try that she may do better on (methylphenidates—see the link to the chart in this article: https://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/718.html).

It is tough to keep consistency in two households, but it’s paramount to her success and better behavior. The fact that you are both on the same page and trying to achieve that is awesome.

There’s more to treating ADHD than just medication. Traditional parenting and discipline approaches don’t work. You must take a positive parenting approach. Here’s more on effective parenting strategies for kids with ADHD:

https://www.additudemag.com/resource-center/adhd-parenting-skills.html
https://www.additudemag.com/resource-center/adhd-parenting-discipline-behavior.html

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen boy with ADHD, LDs, and autism