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Can anyone recommend a natural home remedy for a hyperactive four year old?

My daughter can't seem to keep still for not even a minute. Secondly, she has a hard time listening and following instructions after I ask her to do something over and over again.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on Jul. 12, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • you could try minimizing her sugar intake and eliminate those red dyes and things

    there's a special diet for it I think ..can't remember the name

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:55 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • This is not a very good place to look for medical advice. Especially when it comes to you child(ren)

    That being said, start by eliminating all red dye in her food. Other then that talk to her doc.


    Answer by MomOfDagJag at 11:57 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • sit on her lol  kidding

    My dd is like that, she can't be still, even when she's sleeping it seems.  I will get her to hold my hands and look at me when I'm talking to her, I find if I speak clearly and litterally hold her attention she actually hears me.


    Answer by AmandaH321 at 11:57 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • limit sugar, it hides in a lot of things

    amber calmed my son waaayyy down

    lavender candles/scents

    Answer by hill_star03 at 11:59 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • natural/healthy foods and constant structured activity?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • My kids are VERY high energy kids. What works best is to put them in a few different activities that wear them out. Swim lessons have been a GREAT source of exhaustion.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 12:04 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • See below but also try aromatherapy and dim lighting, soft music as passive ways to help the child relax and focus better....

    Answer by hellokittykat at 12:10 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • I'm ignorant, so please forgive me when I ask this...but, what foods have red dye in it? Secondly, where can I get an amber necklace? As for seeking medical advice, I have done that and all her doctor said was that she just acting like a typical four year old and she'll grow out of it and to decrease her sugar intake (she loves juice boxes, for example, capri-suns and Hi-C juice boxes). Maybe, I'm just being a little impatient, but I'm not really seeing any results. She's very smart for her age, heck she surprised me today by counting all the way up to 50 and when we were in the grocery store, she pointing at things and telling me what they are in spanish.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:12 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • switch out the juice boxes for 100% juices with no additives..

    as for the rest.. honestly just like her wear herself out.. play with her more, give her more activities that involve exercise, perhaps play dates with other kids to spend that energy on..
    when my daughter gets overly hyper and I'm in the middle of something and can't drop it to play a game at that moment and she just won't wait I put on the exercise on demand dancing episodes. lmao.. she LOVES it (it started when I would work out in the morning and she insisted on working out with me).. it keeps her active and moving, and I can finish up what I"m doing and then return to playing with her. (she's 3 1/2)

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 12:22 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Limit sugar/caffiene, up her activities (sign her up for gymnastics or soccer or something), no tv or computer close to bed time, and to whoever said candles - NOT a good idea for a wild child to be around. Just sayin. Never heard the red dye thing, but worth a shot. She is 4, so don't panic. Kids have energy. Take her to her doc if you are really concerned.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:27 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

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