It’s been about a month since Kiki started taking the ADD meds, and so far she’s been doing great. In fact, I’ve never seen her so happy. The biggest turnaround has been in her ability to self-start. She has always struggled when left to come up with her own project, whether it’s a story, or a drawing, or anything that required her to make her own decision, because she wanted to be sure she picked the absolute best. She still has a lot of ideas, but she somehow is now able to make the decision right away, and get down to business. She’s also making great strides socially, now that she’s able to pick up on the social cues she was somehow missing before.
I’m still struggling with the idea of her having ADD, and needing to take meds, but clearly this was the right decision. I can’t believe I feel like I actually made a good choice for once!