well I must start out by saying that my ds is 9 and has been under going medication treatment for about 2 years, but have never really got any control on it. Over those two years we have began seeing increase of behaviors. Tearfullness, back talking and the last stunt sneaking out of the house to walk to walmart (3 or more miles away) to buy a video game. Thank god someone noticed him and called the cops and was returned home safely. He states he knew this was not a good behavior, but he wanted to go shopping. Anyway, my husband and i are at are witts end. He has no real chores to speak of, we gave up a year ago. All we really require out of him is homework (LOL) and to be polite. He is a people pleaser and really a good kid at heart. I am so scarred that things are going to get worse. He currently is seeing a pyscritist and pyscogolist. Which are the best in are area, but still dont seem to be what we really need. The closest thing from the CHADD site is over 3 hours away. Oh did i forget to mention he also doesnt sleep and has started medications for that. We just got his IQ test back and the total score was 108. It even states in the paperwork that "he does not like putting penicl to paper" "he may learn more resdily when information is presented in conjunction with visual aides and when given opportunities to engage in hands on activities." Our local school system also states to me that adhd is not a learning disbility - it's social disability! I call BS! I am looking or any advice or links for information to help us remain sane in our home. I really am getting to the point i dont know how much more i can take of the yelling to get things done. It seems to be the only way to get him to listen.