Parenting ADHD Children

Providing Information For Parents of Children With ADHD

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Parenting ADHD Children

Welcome to Parenting ADHD Children. The following web page is dedicated to providing parents of children with ADHD information on subjects such as diet, the length of ADHD, and how to help children with school. Having had two children with ADHD was difficult at times but with hundreds of hours of research I have found several methods to help my children excel at school and other activities. I know it can be difficult and frustrating at times but with enough patience things will get better.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

How To School Children With Adhd

How To School Children With ADHD

It sometimes can be difficult for children with ADHD to do well in school. However, there are some important things all parenting and teachers must know to help them understand children with adhd. Children with ADHD can have a hard time in school because it is possible the child's teacher doesn't realize that child has ADHD and can punish the child unfairly. As a parent you should always let the child's teacher know that he/she has ADHD so the teacher can adapt there learning styles. It is of the upmost importance that the teacher is open about the childs ADHD. There are different learning styles teachers may use with children with ADHD.

Also, sometimes children have a hard time getting alone with the other children. However, there is absolutely no reason why children with ADHD can not coexist with other children.

Monday, November 24, 2008

How Long Does ADHD Last

Many experts believe that 1/2 to 2/3 of adolescents that are diagnosed with ADHD will have symptoms of ADHD into adulthood. The best way to deal with ADHD is through counseling and therapy and possible medication.

How a Healthy Diet Can Help With ADHD

As we all know, having a child with ADHD can be a handful at times. However, according to the study "A randomised controlled trial into the effects of food on ADHD" stated that "Our results show that a carefully supervised few foods diet in young children with ADHD, followed for 5 weeks at the most, can exhibit substantial changes in behaviour." The study further stated that "Seventy percent of the children showed behavioural improvements of 50% or more according to the ratings of parents and teachers and did not meet the DSM-IV-criteria for ADHD anymore." Here are some food suggestions that may help your children with ADHD.

It is important to have a high protein breakfast such as :

  • Eggs
  • Peanut Butter on an English Muffin or Bread
  • Fruits such as oranges and apples
  • Lunch Meat such as turkey and ham

The most important thing is not to have the child indulge in sugary cereals and candy. Make food items like candy a treat for receiving a high grade for school or to reward good behavior. High sugar cereals has been proven to cause ADHD symptoms.

For a mid day snack, you can include:

  • Various Nuts such as peanuts or walnuts
  • More fruits like bananas or pineapple

Some possible lunch/dinner ideas may include:

  • High Omega-3 Acidy like various fish such as tuna or salmon (if you children will touch them)
  • Various pastas such as spaghetti or noodles
  • Include vegetables for they are a great source of carbohydrates

By following these guidelines you can help improve your children's ADHD symptoms and also provide a nutritious meal for your children.