ADHD Awareness Week is October 14 – 20, 2012. We were chosen to parent a child with ADHD, so this week is all about awareness and giving you a peek into our world. There are seven facts listed on the ADHD Awareness Week web page that I thought I would share this week – one each day. Here’s fact seven
Fact #7: ADHD treatment is multi-faceted.
Here’s the great thing about ADHD: There are so many different strategies to try!
Here’s the challenging thing about ADHD: There are so many different strategies to try!
Medication – PRO: Focus is on! CON: Side effects.
Therapy – PRO: Meant to be short-term and gives strategies that can improve behavior, organization, and focus. CON: Finding a therapist who works well with cubs.
Diet – PRO: Natural is always best. CON: Can take months to figure out what foods to avoid.
Remember those puzzle pieces I talked about earlier? Treatment – and our cub’s reaction to the treatment – is what the puzzle is all about.
Peace and Blessings!