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Managing Adhd Without Medication – Follow This Guide To Get Your Child Back On Track
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Managing Adhd Without Medication – Follow This Guide To Get Your Child Back On Track

The idea of managing ADHD without medication is a strange concept for many parents. They think, naturally, that medication is a quick fix as with most medical problems. That is how people conceive the whole question. This is not helped by the fact there is a lot of ignorance about the condition and there is a lot of biased information out there. This article is to help you sort out a few things so that you can make the right decision for your child to get him or her back on track

First, let us look at what we are avoiding when we decide to use alternative medication or other means to treat ADHD. We will never have to worry about some nasty side effects such as suicidal thoughts and psychosis. We will not have to bother about loss of appetite and stunted growth either. Finally, we can sleep peacefully knowing that with alternative medicine there is no risk at all of addiction and our children will be sleeping peacefully as well.

Pills will not teach skills and that is the whole basis of the way to treat ADHD, in my view. What is happening in the child’s brain is that the wiring is a bit out of kilter. That is the problem but this can have serious effects when the child has to pay attention, do tasks, stay focused and be less impulsive and aware of the consequences of his actions. None of the medications will ever do that but they will hide or mask some of the symptoms so parents think everything is going just fine.

First we need to make our home a more efficient and ADHD friendly one so that things are easily found, reminders are posted in prominent places and structures and routines are followed religiously. That really helps a child with ADHD and will be vital whether he is on medication or not.

Managing ADHD without medication can be very easily done if we ensure that behavior therapy or even effective parenting skills are put in place. Once the child learns what the limits are and what the consequences of inappropriate behavior can be, it becomes gradually easier to help him and you cope. In the UK, the government sponsors these courses for parents and they have been a great success.

We need to pay attention to diet too. After all, a child’s brain needs the right nutrients for it to function properly. If the brain’s wiring is already compromised, then there is little chance that he can perform properly with processed foods and pop which are full of additives, colourings and other undesirable elements.

Finally managing ADHD without medication can be aided by opting for a homeopathic remedy. This will ensure that the delicate mind body balance is restored and that will help the child to concentrate and to pay attention for longer periods. I know many parents are delighted when they choose this type of remedy because it fits in perfectly with the above coping strategies I have mentioned.


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Thanks Heather for the positive comments! Best, Robert

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  about 7 years ago

This article is brilliant Robert. I am so pro getting the news out there for all parents on the effects of additives, colours and, as you pointed out, "other undesirable elements". I don't have a child with ADHD but can attest to major improvements in my child due to diet. I also use homeopathic remedies very regularly and with amazing results. From safe immunisation to a child who can't sleep it's my first port of call. Last week I had a child who was sick, languid and headachy and after the correct remedy was doing his homework 15 minutes later. It has to be seen to be believed. Thank you for sharing the news! Keep it up!!!

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  about 7 years ago
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