Help your child with ADHD get off to a great school year.

Help your child with ADHD get off to a great school year.
It’s here. School days are early, packed with test preparation, homework and lots of social stressors. A big change is the worst nightmare for a family struggling with adapting to new teacher, new medications, new management for children with ADHD. Here’s some great tips to help you work towards a successful school year.
1) Get gut health in check. Oftentimes ADHD is accompanied with other psycho/social disorders like anxiety, depression, oppositional defiance disorder and more. There has been a growing abundance of medical literature to support the concept that the gut is like a second brain. When you keep that in check you can help manage the frustrations of beginning a new school year.
2) Cut off the screen time. Children who struggle with ADHD and psycho/social disorders can feel restless, inattentive and have difficulty with concentration. Swap out the apps on the tablets or phone with some creative puzzles, outdoor activities (even just standing barefoot can help ground and restore balance) or reading adventures. Limit to 30min a day when possible of un-necessary screen time. This is including any screen (computer, television, tablets, phones, etc).
3) Grow a strong immune system. Many times because of hyperactivity the body can be depleted of various nutrients. Adding a probiotic at bedtime may help with gut health and strengthen the immune system. Add in greens for snacks and meals- spinach smoothies, kiwi, grapes, kale chips and more. Find a way to snack on this and improve their health this school year. Munch on some berries for a good source of antioxidants, just a handful will do.
4) Keep a routine. Yes, things change in a second and we have to learn to adapt. However, learning to prioritize, plan and strategize can really help ease some anxiety about the new school year, new classroom and new friends.
5) Be Creative. Find ways to learn information that is not just sitting down and reading. Act out your English or History lesson, turn math into making some neat recipes for cooking, measuring things in the home, or any other real-life things you can imagine. Hold mini science experiments helping with concepts in their science classes, or find a topic that is interesting and go to the library to explore it. Homework does not have to take place at the kitchen table, their desk at home or bedroom. Make it a time to be interactive so everyone enjoys it. Yes, they still have to read the information from a text book- but find ways to make it come to life.

Also see: http://haaswellnesscenters.com/treatment-for-add-and-adhd/


2 Responses to Help your child with ADHD get off to a great school year.

  1. Hello,

    I got a 10 year old and a 11 year old that I would like to clean their gut. Do you except any insurance?
    Do you except Care Credit?
    If not what are the charges for this proceses?
    Thank you in advance.

    Reply

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