My son is currently under a peds care for his behavior. she has not formally diagnosed anything yet but has ordered some specialist and is putting some test off until he is 6, He is 5. Anyway, she never mentioned food allergies. there seems to be a lot of controversy when I looked it up as to whether food allergies can really be a problem. Any experiences you could share with me?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:14 PM on Jul. 14, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by MandiDueAug09 at 1:17 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
I do believe that food allergies can absolutely impact behavior. I had a student a few years ago whose mom totally revamped his diet. No processed sugar, no wheat, limited dairy. It was a very restrictive diet, but his behavior turned around in a very short period of time. It took a ton of work because she had to basically cut out all processed foods.
I would at least try to rescrict the amount of sugar he eats and see if that helps.
BTW, your doctor sounds like a good one for holding off testing until your son is older. Testing kids that young can lead to invalid results. If you wait a little you will have a much clearer picture of what's going on.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 7:23 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
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Answer by MandiDueAug09 at 1:08 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Jul. 15, 2009