Read this article about ADHD medications and skin picking. It is linked with OCD. According to this article, the consult your child’s doctor. With your doctor, discuss if you should stop the ADHD medications and focus on picking disorder. The article suggests congnitive behavioral therapy and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Click the link below to find out more.
This morning, I drove Nolan to school. Before we jumped into the car, Nolan shared how beautiful the flowers at school looked. He said they are red and yellow. He said they looked like a trumpet. I explained they are called Trumpet Vines. Then he began to share another tidbit about his friends in PE class. He said, “We like to suck the nectar out of the flower. The other kids think it is gross but my friends and I think is sweet like ambrosia.” I asked him the names of his friends. He has about five new friends.
Why is this such a big deal? Well for one Nolan is new at this school and all year long he said he has no friends. Then just last week he said he had acquaintances but no friends. NOW HE HAS FRIENDS. This is so exciting. I try now to seem over excited. But, I plant the seed to obtain phone numbers so he could hang out over the summer. Another plus, these kids my be going to the same high school next year. If Nolan maintains a friendship, he will not feel alone when he starts his new high school.
This made my day!