My daughter recently went thru much testing this past summer. She was having much difficulty in school this past year and in previous years of daycare. The pediatrician recommended some extensive testing including psychological, physical and neurological testing. It was a tough decision as to whether to put her on the medication or not. Her father and I are separated but we still make all the medical decisions together. He was completely opposed to everything because there couldn't be anything wrong with Daddy's little girl. After much research and talks we decidedd to put her on the meds once a day for school. I have had numerous conferences with her teacher, school psychologist and learning specialist. She has come a long way at school this past year. Her teacher said she is doing so much better. We didn't start her till she was in school for a month so her teacher could see how she was in her social and learning environment. She is so proud of being able to actually sit and focus and actually get her seat work completed. Not only is she completely her assignments but she is doing very well with her grades. I guess the problem is when I talk to other parents about her problems, they look at me like I have three heads. And why would I put her on these medications. Granted she is on the lowest dose possible since she is only six but I feel like horribloe mom some days. I know it isn't may fault and there is only so much I can do to help her learn to control her behavior. Somedays I just get upset and feel alone because he isn't very supportive to me about her. I have tried finding local support groups but when ever I find a place they all seem to have the same problem not enough interest. I am not the kind of parent looking for the quick fix...I am not sure what I want but there has to be someone else in our Dis community that has the same problems and can offer some advice. Sorry it was so long and thanks for listening.