Our daughter is 7.5 and taking 18 mg Concerta at 7:30 am. At 7:30 pm we give her .01 mg of Clonidine and 5 mg of Melatonin to go to sleep by 8:00 pm. She has been on the Clonidine and Melatonin since she was 5.5 and we just started the Concerta 4 months ago. So far it’s working well but her doctor did say that we might consider an afternoon “bridge” dose of Ritalin after school if we find her symptoms are not controlled. We’re going to wait and see.