Quoting FlipFlopity:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ¡VinHautℰ!:</b>" I asked for a run down on how the meds ... [snip!] ... and she gave me nothing other than "jenna has trouble focusing and is off track a lot", so it's time to take the next step."
We didn't initially want to do anything medically either but, when she got to Kindergarten she was just a little hellcat. Getting any type of schoolwork done was challenge enough. I'd talk with her teachers and none of them out and out recommended I take her to a doctor but I could tell it was implied. I think a lot of them are trying to be careful these days with overstepping their bounds and being all "Hey! get your kids some pills"
At that point when her schoolwork was failing, I had to agree. I'd rather medicate her if she really needs it in these early years so she can have a solid foundation of school routine than screw all that up from the get go. Hopefully when she gets older, we can ween her. If she needs it for school though, she needs it, it's just gotta be a priority.