Out of the blue I received an urgent call from a father who found me on the Internet, and as a grandmother of an 8-year-old diagnosed ADHD grandson,
I am now called into service. His son is also 8 and diagnosed with ADHD.
According to TheBlackParent.com, “children with ADD/ADHD exhibit a slew of behaviors that can potentially disrupt family life:
➢ They often don’t “hear” parental instructions, so they don’t obey them.
➢ They start projects and forget to finish them—let alone clean up after them.
➢ Children with impulsivity issues often interrupt conversations and demand attention at inappropriate times.
➢ They might speak before they think, saying tactless or embarrassing things.
➢ It’s often difficult to get them to bed and to sleep.
➢ Hyperactive children may tear around the house or even do things that put them in physical danger.
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I do not know if the child has exhibits all the behaviors listed. I do know the father didn’t want him to be medicated, and the mother relented and allowed it.
Alas, he attends a charter school where the student body is Africamerican, but not a single teacher is.
Dad can only advocate simple lifestyle changes and pray she follows through. The good news is mom is open to receiving them, despite succumbing to medicating their son. She realizes more can be done at home to address the issues.
I shared the basics–drop sugar from the boy’s diet, more green vegetables and enough sleep, martial arts classes after school or on weekends, more structure in his home life, and St. John’s Wort tea and other de-stressing supports for the mother.
The introduction of essential oils and use of simple energy techniques may help to raise the bar on the family’s health.
An appointment has been set up with our parenting expert, holistic practitioner and aromatherapist to address meaningful ways this family can be supported.
Prayers and energetic blessings to the thousands of young boys and girls and their families who find themselves in this predicament.
–Rev. Niamo Nancy Muid
Also from Medicinenet.com:
When setting schedules for kids with ADHD, there are a few organizational tips that can make life easier. Here is a partial list of ways to set schedules for your child with ADHD:
- Charts and checklists can also be used to help the child know what has been done and what tasks need to be completed. As the child finishes each task, he or she can check them off the list.
- Time management skills and cues can help them, such as timers for homework or play time.
- Create a family calendar and either put it on the wall or keep it organized online. This will help you plan more effectively, as well as recognize scheduling conflicts before they become problems.
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