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How many of you have kid's that suffer from ADHD?

I have 2 kids that suffer from adhd and a few other diagnoses we have change their diets a little have our oldest one medicated but are unsure on what to use and what is safe for our 3yr old.....we use melotonin at bed time but that dosent help the day time hyperness any ideas?

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mommy0421

Asked by mommy0421 at 12:25 PM on Jan. 21, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • There are many therapists who work with people who have ADD/ADHD; they teach them not just coping skills, but how to use ADD/ADHD as an advantage in their lives. Thom Hartmann has written extensively on this topic; you should be able to find his books art your local library, there is lots of information at his website: http://www.thomhartmann.com/category/thom/adhd-education/.
    You may also want to explore how foods affect behavior, either from the Feingold Organization (www.feingold.org) or another source. We eat a "clean" diet; no processed foods, no chemical additives, no meat, very little dairy
    My daughter's attention issues were helped dramatically by fish oil supplements (though we have since switched her to hemp oil). It is important to use a good brand, like Nordic Naturals; it takes about 8 weeks to become effective.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:47 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • hey there's rkoloms again. lol and once again I agree - my middle dd is ADHD, and a total dietary overhaul has helped tremendously with her hyperactivity and focus.

    we don't medicate her, but did the diet changes and keep her in a lot of activities to wear off that hyperactivity (tumbling, trampoline, circus school)
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 2:50 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

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