I haven't been on here in a long time but I don't know what to do and maybe somebody on here will have some ideas. My daughter who is my difficult child with extreme ADHD and ODD is already taking Focalin XR 15mg in the morning and at 1:30 because it doesn't seem to last in her system even though it is suppose to be extended release. I don't know how she manages to zip straight through it all, she is so petite but she does which leaves her unmedicated from around 5:30PM until bedtime. This would be no big deal for a normal child with a slight case of ADHD but she is quite the wild child and can be destructive to people/things around her. We handle her at home and can deal with it but when we try to go somewhere or do something outside of the home this is where I need to know if there is something that I can do to help her. I have heard some people say that letting their child have a coke seems to help but I am not sure what to do, I definitely do not want to do something that will make it worse. She can't even focus at Girl Scouts since it is in the evenings and seems to stir up the whole troop since she is loud and runs all of over the scout house. I am sure the parents are thinking that she just needs a good spanking and that I am a bad mom but if they only knew what was really going on inside her head (and inside mine). Example: We get to scouts last night and she is doing okay, medications haven't totally worn off. Did I mention I am the troop leader on top of it all lol. Any way we get there and we are making Daisy bracelets. My daughter out of all the girls (remember my daughter is behind in every area possible, we are even having her repeat Kindergarten this year, which was the BEST thing ever for her) so as I was saying out of all of the girls she is tying the knot for her bracelet and the girl's next to her since the other parent couldn't get it. She placed all of the beads on her string in the right order and was the first one done! It was one of those moments where I was so proud of her, I forgot for just that one moment that there was anything wrong with her! And then, it happened medications were gone and so was she. She was everywhere, she was screaming, she was banging the chair on the concrete floor, etc. She was not doing any of it in an angry way, she was very happy in fact she was just WAY TOO HAPPY and WAY TOO LOUD. She was out of control and I had absolutely no control of her at all. I tried to continue to lead the troop and just keep hugging her close to me every once in a while to whisper to her and remind her to stay calm and just remind her to be calm, tried to soothe her and be calming to her to bring her back down. It did not work at all last night. What do I do? I can't lead a troop with my daughter the way she is and the only reason why I am doing girl scouts is for my daughter. I just want her to have something that a normal little girl gets to have and it is something she wants to do, she just can't focus to do it.