I've been a visitor here for some time, off and on. Finally, our behavioral pediatrician has prescribed Daytrana for our little difficult child, who is now just about 6 years old. I'm hoping I see some changes, I can't take it anymore as is. She starts first grade in a month, and we'd like to have somewhat of a handle on this before she begins a new school! Anyway, she told us to cut the patch in quarters to start, and gradually work up to a full patch if needed. Everything I've read says NOT to cut the patch because it cuts a membrane and releases the medication too quickly. Does anyone have any experience with this or suggestions? I would like to start the medications today.