Okay , these are sites some I know about through my own study and have helped me understand , some are new, and I will be taking a closer look at for future reference.
This is about the PINS Program and who is involved that should be able to tell you what you can do before it gets to P.I.N.S. and what other things may be open for you to try.
These next two are about Summer Camps that deal with ADHD kids. They have counselors, and since its geared to other boys his age, should put him in line to do what the others are doing, because it would be a good idea to follow others that have dealt with it also.
Also I can not understand a judge that would not be listening to a mom if she speaks up and says, Judge, my son is in counseling and is having problems at school, they say he is having depression, and his dad won't follow the rules the doctor has set down that he needs to comply with.
She needs to petition the court and let them know what is going on and bring every bit of documentation with her. She may even need to get a lawyer and make sure that they listen to her. I didn't have a lawyer, myself, because faced with all the facts the judge realized I was making sense and really listened to what I had to say.
If she feels she can adequately defend what she needs to have done and why, she should be fine. Maybe you could go to support her in seeing that she is being listened to and not being put down by her ex. or her son.
As far as Dr. Phil is concerned, he isn't part of our group. But if your psychologist is a doctor who deals with ADHD kids and be sure to check to see if he has a good track record with other kids he works with, then he should be fine.
And it never hurts to get a second opinion or third if you don't feel comfortable with the first two. As a nurse you should be able to pull a string or two and get a really reputable doctor in that area.
I was also reminded by another expert who has excellent credetials in this area . That most doctors reccommend that you let the childs body have a rest on weekends. So its not going to hurt him, in any dangerous way, if he doesn't take the meds. on weekends.
The important thing is that her ex. supports her about them through the week. Whatever is in the best interest of the child.
I wish you much luck in this and I really hope you can get the help he needs before its too late !
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