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Is there a certain candy that I can give my daughter who has ADHD, that won't make her hyper?

She loves candy,but I was wondering what kind to get her.

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Asked by Tia23sb at 7:44 AM on Apr. 22, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • Try making some home made candies...that way you can moderate the suger content?

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 7:46 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • I give my son candy. I just limit the amount and how often. On Halloween, Easter etc. it is perfectly fine to indulge a little.

    I have never noticed it making him anymore hyper anyways...they say it is preservatives.. not sugar that causes ADHD kids to be more hyper.


    Answer by honeyb3 at 8:43 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • my doctors office gives these suger free suckers i think they are called SORBET . they are actually really good to.

    Answer by BUBKAYDAV at 9:41 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • Grapes, kiwi, banana, frozen blueberries. Kids don't need candy.

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:17 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • Try sugar free candy... they have many kinds now and they taste just as good. Or try some dried fruits... they can be candy like... and good for her too.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 12:57 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • She can have any kind of candy, it is a myth that sugar makes kids hyper. She would have to eat ton of candy to get hyper. My son is ADHD and eats chocolate and gum. He loves Jelly Belly's too and none of them make him hyper. I would be more worried about preservatives not the sugar. Preservatives are what affect kids with ADHD. Everything in moderation is ok.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 2:45 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • If she's ADHD, candy or anything else that makes neurotypical children "hyper" would have a calming effect on her.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:37 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • Good grief, candy in moderation is OK. Some people are just so uptight. Do what you want with your kids but don't tell someone else what they should do with theirs or what they need and don't need.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

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