To Medicate Or Not To Medicate? That Is The Question!

Season 5, Episode 43- The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast

It’s a hot topic question in the foster and adoptive community right now. Should I medicate my child? And if so, what medications are right? We’re discussing this on today’s podcast episode.

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We’ve all been down the medication route. Several times, in fact. We’ve learned what works, what doesn’t work, and what should be avoided altogether. Beyond that, we’ve also found helpful alternatives to medication. We fully understand this is a gray area in the foster and adoptive community, but on today’s episode of Honestly Speaking, we’re talking openly from all sides of this discussion.

Listen To The Episode.


Notes and Quotes From The Show.

Here’s a quick rundown of the points we cover in this episode:

  1. Why medications don’t work with certain disorders like FASD.
  2. Blackbox medications.
  3. The pros and cons of medicating your child.
  4. Alternatives to medications like diet and chemical-free ingredients.

Resources and Links.

During the show we talked about the release of Kristin’s brand new book, Born Broken, which chronicles our journey as parents raising a son with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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In terms of resources for medications, our single recommendation, before placing your child on any medication, is to research the side effects, warnings, and reviews. You can do this by a simple Google search of the medication’s name + reviews + side effects.

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