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Name: pearledunicorn
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I have an 11 year old girl who is on Adderall and Risperdal. She has been on them for over 6 years with the last 1 and half having it be her responsibility to take her morning meds and her afternoon meds. I have bought one of those pill holders that have Monday to Sunday and I fill it for her every week and leave it in the kitchen for her and never move it. Lately, (over the last 5 months) we have come to realize that she has not been taking them as prescribed. Her answer to not taking them is that she forgot. We have taken measures by grounding her numerous times, taking treasured things way, keeping her from her friends, keeping her from joining in on play time or movie time and nothing is fizzing her. I don't know what else to do to make her not forget. I've tried to explain to her the importance of taking them and the consequences of not taking them as far as her body is concerned and the consequences of not taking them on a personal level but nothing is getting threw to her. Any suggestions??????
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Name: Layne | Date: Sep 14th, 2006 11:20 AM
I would give her the meds everyday. dont leave it up to a adhd child. Thats like hitting your head up against a wall. the mornings are so hecktick at our house with getting ready for school, get clothes, brush teeth,you may have to do it. 

Name: Eileen | Date: Sep 14th, 2006 9:22 PM
maybe you could remind her in the mourning. Sometimes it is hard for adhd kids to rember to take their pills. If she dosn't take it after you reminding her maybe she dosn't want to take them for other reasons? 

Name: jamberrt | Date: Sep 17th, 2006 1:53 AM
My daughter is 12 and resents meds. We do leave it up to her but remind and it's been difficult lately. I'm going to go back to Layne's suggestion. When she doesn't take them she's disruptive and argumentative and then we're always wrong and it's not worth it. 

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