difficult child 6 y.o. has een on Adderall XR 15 mg for about 6 weeks now following a month on Metadate. husband and I like the few advantages of Adderall over the Metadate. (both worked well). However, it is getting increasingly harder for difficult child to wind down at night. To the point that I feel like I did when he was 2 and had just moved to a "big boy" bed. We tried Melatonin for a few weeks. I didn't notice much of a difference. I know that he is somewhat taking advantage of me at this point--constantly coming out of his bedroom when I tell him to go back. It's always some request for something--water, bandaid, bathroom, more water, new stuffed animal, more water, etc.--and on and on until I've had enough and I get mad and yell and shut his door all the way. We have a small house with all the bedrooms coming off the living area. The nights that we go to our room at his bedroom I seem to have less trouble--but the nights that I have stuff to do or any activity or even a light being left on in the living area--he is up until midnight or so. I've altered his bedtime thinking maybe it was too early--no help, so I moved it back because the sooner we start the "ritual" the sooner he conks out. I pull his door almost shut when I put him to bed (at his request because he states he is scared of the dark--has nightlite but states isn't bright enough--any more light and he plays for hours). I can't not function through the house. Sometimes I just have things that have to be done. I hate resorting to "being mean". I feel so bad to hear him screaming. Am I just going to have to work through it? Well he get it and stop the screaming like tough love? Any ideas?