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help with adhd child

my son is 5 in kendagarden and i am constantly called to talk to teacher. he is drisruptive mean and is the problem child of class. refuses to listen well he shows all sighns of having adhd. he is becoming out of controll he doesnt care about consinqunces. no punishment helps. im at the end of the rope i dont know how to help. ill make a appointment ot get him checked but in the mean time what can i do to straighten his behavior. again no punnishment or talk helps. so please someone help me help him

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faith86

Asked by faith86 at 2:55 PM on Oct. 14, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (8)
  • Look up The Feingold Diet. It made a huge difference in our family.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 2:59 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I have no advice. Only want to say I went through it too. It's tough. Good luck!
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 3:03 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • try caffeine it works on my 4 year old
    wildwiccan83

    Answer by wildwiccan83 at 3:19 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • feingold diet. take him to an allergist. Ask for a food panel Rast test for IgG. Diet changes often cure "adhd".
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 10:53 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I agree with PPs, I've heard of gluten even causing problems
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 11:46 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • gl
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 8:24 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Diet is often a huge culprit. You can try Feingold Diet and/or have him tested for cerebral allergies (delayed food hypersensitivites that manifest themselves as ADHD behaviors); can usually be treated by changing diet (gluten-free, casein-free, etc.). Have him tested for vitamin/mineral deficiencies, hypoglycemia, candida overgrowth, metal toxicity, PANDAS (if he's had strep a lot) and metabolic disorders; all can have a huge impact on behavior, focus, and attention. Make sure his visual and auditory processes are where they need to be. There are numerous conditions that mimic ADHD and they should all be investigated before trying stimulant medication.
    FootballMom85

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 4:36 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • My 4 year old has ADHD. We're doing behavior support and he'll have TSS for school. No medication right now, we want to try other avenues before that.
    TARARENEE

    Answer by TARARENEE at 4:06 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

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