Hello to everyone. First of all, I think these faces with all the different exspressions are great. No white flag yet! I have an 11 yr. old who has severe ADHD. He is taking Adderall in the a.m., and Focalin in the late afternoons. It has sort of been trial and error over the years so these aren't the first medications he's tried. But they seem to be 'ok' for now. We have a medication check scheduled soon in order to determine that. Heres why I sought out a little extra help, you guys. My son, his name is thank you, was really close to his Grandfather , and about 3 weeks ago Grandpa died, he was 81. Ever since then thank you has been acting out 10 times worse than ever. I know now is the time to let him know how much he is loved, and to let him know that he can always talk to me or anyone else for that matter about how he is feeling. But like I said, he has been acting out something terrible that it has been so hard to get close to him. Especially in the mornings when he wakes, there is no medication in his system. He is so overly hyper, screams, crys for no apparent reason, and is very defiant. This is just in the a.m. Now he was always been like this in the morning, but the last couple of weeks it has gotten worse. Even in the afternoon, when he comes home from school there is always a fight. I know that even with children without ADHD you may get an argument from time to time cause they don't want to do something. And with thank you, when Grandpa was still home, it was from time to time. Now there is an argument about every single little thing I ask him to do. It's almost as though he hates me. Well there's plenty more, but I'll save it for later. I feel a little better already.