* Something's Got to Give

I just got a call from the assistant principal. Seems Hercules has been raising hell all day. She informed me that if his "physical" behavior persists, he'll be facing suspension. After she finished listing Hercules' offenses, I explained to her that these were the usual charges against him but that I had no idea what to do about it anymore. I asked her for her suggestions. Are there any resources available at the school for kids like Hercules?

She seemed to think Hercules was already utilizing them. Doesn't he already see one of our counselors? No. She was surprised. Hopefully she will pursue that, and if she doesn't I'll make sure of it.

Meanwhile, I'm going to have a long, hard talk with Hercules' counselor tomorrow. Medication is sounding better every day. Too bad it's not that simple. It takes months to get an appointment with an actual psychologist/psychiatrist, and I was wholly unimpressed with the last one we saw. But something's got to give. Either he needs to be medicated or I do.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a 7yr old boy who may or may not be ADHD.
At this point in time we refuse to get him tested
because we do not want a label on him.

We have found some success with Howard Glasser's
"Nutured Heart Approach" coupled with homeopathy
(using a classical homoepathic doctor).

The homoepathic side is still in it's early stages.
School and home behavior...we have noticed a marked improvement in him.

1/13/2006 1:08 PM  
Anonymous renee said...

thanks anon, but we've gone that route and we've hit a plateau. i've been avoiding a diagnosis for the same reasons exactly. but i'm at a turning point where i'm beginning to realize that when all else fails, medication just might actually work and if so, i'm at least willing to give it a try.

more on that later.

1/15/2006 3:02 PM  
Blogger fiercelyfab said...

You know Renee, it is so hard to make decisions when it comes to medications, and in general there is lack of support for trying meds for depression, adhd, etc--and I know you have exhausted many area, so I'm for supporting of you trying out something that would improve your life and your son's life--regardless of what folks/in general society says about doing so. A happier woman is a happier mother, and you know what is best for your child--I just wish folks were less judgmental and more helpful in the child rearing process.


1/23/2006 12:21 PM  

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