Currently splitting custody 50/50 with my child's father (never married, only had 2 kids). I was notified by the school that grandma came on campus and gave medication to my son. The medication is unknown, so I emailed the father. The father told me I should be grateful for his mother's assistance. Grandmother is seeking to place my daughter on ADHD medication without any testing from a psychologist. Considering she has had 2 strokes, I don't believe she is in the right state of mind and I view her as a threat to my children. I currently have a 10 year restraining order against the father for myself and I'm now pondering getting a restraining order against the grandmother due to recent events. Is this enough to go for a restraining order against tge grandma on behalf of my kids?
You really need to go to Court and file a Request for Order to Modify Custody/ Visitation. The Grandmother is not supposed to be giving medication to your child. Find an experienced family law attorney to assist you in this matter. Good luck.
No doctor is going to give adult A meds for child B. Something is wrong with this picture.
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You need to get a restraining order re grandma, this behavior is dangerous. I would also right to the school and tell them that the grandma does not have any rights to administer meds, and that the meds are not good for the child, and that you will hold the school responsible for any bad outcomes.
Ask for a TRO as this is dangerous. send a copy of any orders to the school.
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