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As for medication vacations, I personally don’t like them (that’s my opinion). Lots of clinicians will recommend a weekend break to combat appetite loss and such. For my son, it was like starting over new when he missed a dose, taking days to adjust again. I’m a firm believer in helping our kids with their weaknesses every day of the week, not just school days. We’ve tried a med vacation a couple times during the summer and my son has always asked for his medication back — he can’t enjoy anything he wants to spend time on and struggles to meet household expectations without it.
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