Summertime Tips for Kids with LD
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Should I take my child off his medication for his attention deficit and hyperactivity during the summer while he is at home with me? What about for day care?
The question of whether to take a child off medication for ADD in the summer depends upon what your child is taking medication for--if it is for behavior, then he will probably need it because summer is even less structured than school; if he is taking it for learning, it may be a good time to take him off unless he is in a summer school program. Summer has often been the time to take a vacation from medication to see how the child manages without it. If he is going to be in a new situation, it may not be the time. It is best to consult with your doctor about these issues.
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