My daughter is 14 ADD, not a lot of problems except disorganized, my 7 year old son is another story, he has been on Focalin XR15mg for about a year now, and school time has improved almost 100%(grades and behavior) BUT before and after school is a complete nightmare, he will not listen to anything I tell him, fights with sister, breaks things, makes HUGE mess, and moves on to make a new one, if I try to correct him he starts throwing and breaking things, ran away on bike til I locked it in the shed, now on foot, my hubby is gone 99% of the time working only home maybe a few hours one night a week. I am just SO WORN OUT. Everyone wants to tell me do this or do that, but nothing seems to work, sometimes they make me feel like I am just not good at parenting. He had been on the immediate release focalin 10mg for afternoon, it did nothing, then tried risperdal he got really sick and saw no change as well. I asked about increasing the XR, or trying a lower dose XR in the afternoon but dr. hasn't tried it yet. And almost impossible to get him to sleep at night. I am going insane, and on top of everything my hubby will call at night and expect me to listen to how tired he is even though he got off work at 5 and I am still working.