I haven't gotten my 6 year old son tested for ADHD yet, but all signs point to it. His dad had it as a kid as well. He is almost always hyper and loud, and had a lot of trouble keeping his concentration in class last year. Watching movies with him is almost impossible as he gets bored easily. I did a little research and found that too much tv, video games, and carbohydrates can play a huge part, which all of those are a part of his daily lifestyle. So, I want to start by giving him healthier meals... but he is THE pickiest eater. Wont touch any kind of vegetable at all. But he'll eat fruits. I'll also limit his tv and video games. I really don't know much about ADHD, and don't want to put him through all sorts of tests if its something I can fix on my own. Has anyone gone through any of this, and maybe have some suggestions for me?? Thank you in advance!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:06 PM on Aug. 18, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Answer by But_Mommie at 5:13 PM on Aug. 18, 2013
ADHD is not something you will be able to "fix or cure", however, you will be able to find ways to help him cope with this disorder. My son has severe ADHD and we ultimately had to put him on medicine, but we still use certain techniques to help him cope. Some ADHD kids do have a sensitivity to gluten which intensifies the symptoms. You can try the feingold diet to help rule out the gluten sensitivity. Also the biggest thing that has helped my son is being outdoors. Cont..
I am a firm believer of Nature Deficit Disorder. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature_deficit_disorder. Also, check out CHADD for resources on how to cope with ADHD- http://www.chadd.org/. The biggest thing that you can do for your child is to have him tested. Take him to a pediatric psychologist. They will be able to do the testing there as well as offer therapy.
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