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how do you deal with a 6 yr. old with adhd and no meds

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tammy110907

Asked by tammy110907 at 5:25 PM on Nov. 8, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • In what manner... School? Hyperactivity? Discipline? What are your issues?
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:26 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Research natural ways to deal with ADHD!!!
    mommy2karsyn

    Answer by mommy2karsyn at 5:30 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • in school
    tammy110907

    Comment by tammy110907 (original poster) at 5:32 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • very patiently , consistant prompts on pretty much every issue , its not easy , mine is 10 now on meds.
    redirection and distraction ways to help with meltdowns , i keep suckers handy thats a good way to end a out of controll thing starting to happen , there are many things to try , and proffesional help is #1.
    letstalk747

    Answer by letstalk747 at 5:32 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • in school , needs a iep , if dont have one , talk to director of student services , they most times will know what to do - the members on the iep team know by now hes adhd if they arent working with you and you them , ask for a evaluation if you havent already.
    letstalk747

    Answer by letstalk747 at 5:39 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Behavioral counseling. Work with the teachers to set up a plan. Contact the school counselor to set up an ADEP. He won't be eligible for an IEP unless he also has a medical condition.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:46 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Have you tried the gluten-free diet? O-Mega3 is good, flaxseeds too... I would recommend you to do more research on food :)
    Actress-mom81

    Answer by Actress-mom81 at 11:34 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • See a behavioral psychiatrist. See an allergist for a food panel rast test for IgG to check for food sensitivities. Gluten & dairy are common culprits and can cause behavioral mood swings. Eliminate ALL artificial colors & flavors, HFCS, excess sugars & processed foods from her diet. Go back to the basics: meat, veggies, & fruit. Feingold.org is a very helpful website.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 6:40 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Great info on children and nutrition at www.childrenshealthstudy.com
    Feel free to contact me if you would like to get your child in the study.
    wellnessgirl

    Answer by wellnessgirl at 7:29 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Diet can play a huge part. There are a lot of books out there and websites with info on diet and supplements.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 3:33 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

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