Well, this is my first post to Winnie. Not sure what to expect but here it goes. I have a 12-yr old daughter who will be entering 7th grade next year. I am utterly terrified. She is bright, funny, sassy and well...she’s all kinds of wonderful but unfortunately she has lots of challenges too. She is severely ADHD and hyperactive beyond belief. This has impacted her grades for years and she rarely exceeds a C or D despite lots of accommodations. She is extremely immature and socially inept yet is a social butterfly. She doesn’t pick up on social cues and blurts things out, says hurtful things, tells lies, is bossy and as a result burns through friends like it’s her job. She rarely accepts responsibility for anything. I am struggling to maintain her self esteem which has plummeted because she’s always in trouble. She says she’s not smart and is extremely insecure. We tried Vyvanse medication in 3rd grade and it went horribly. She started having panic attacks and lost so much weight she looked like a skeleton. I am really not pro-meds unless absolutely necessary. But it seems perhaps we are there now. Does anyone else have advice about meds or ADHD in general? I am terrified of her going into junior high as immature as she is. Feel like she is ultra-susceptible to wiser teens, drugs, sex, etc.