A mom emailed asking for ideas about how to help an almost ten year old begin to take responsibility for remembering to take his medication in the morning. Here are a few ideas; if you have more, post a comment!
~A friend of mine puts her daughter’s medication in a weekly dispenser, and places it beside her daughter’s bed. It’s the first thing her daughter is supposed to do in the morning – before she gets out of bed.
~And if she forgets…When he was old enough, we had an agreement with the school secretary. If our son forgot, she had a bottle for him at school. He or I could tell her that the dose had been forgotten.
~Use a reminder watch or clock. They’re great for any type of medication, but also to remind your child to re-focus, to get back on track, or to do a certain chore.