This reply was originally posted by user Pump2Duncan in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
It sounds like you’re doing the right things by setting up the appointments and checking on meds.
My ADHD-er hasn’t reached middle school yet, but my older son is just about to wrap up his 8th grade year. Middle school was H-A-R-D! Everyone warned us, even the principal on back to school night. I never thought it would be that hard for my kid. My kid was the straight A student who never got in trouble, always the teacher’s pet and well liked in every class. Puberty hit and BOOM – everything turned upside down.
It does get easier. In the meantime, follow the advice of professionals and your gut, stay consistent and find a fellow Middle-School Mom friend to vent too.