Well I'm convinced that if I took my 10 year old to a Dr. they'd diagnose him with ADHD in a heartbeat. However, I don't believe in that junk, I think it's all a big excuse. I blame myself if he acts out, or is extremely hyper. I use diet and discipline with my 10 year old, and it's worked great. NO RED DYE #40! It's bad stuff for kids with ADD or ADHD. And watch out, because it's in A LOT of thing, even hot dogs. Eliminate red dye, and that will help so much. Also, sugars are a huge thing. Limit, even get rid of sugar if you can. They make a lot of sugar free things now a days, and it works. Then finally discipline. In our family, we spank, and it works. This is all JMO, take it or leave it, but I know that eliminating red dye and sugar is a major thing to help out. Good luck Momma!!
at 3:46 PM on Jan. 22, 2010