So your son is a bit hyperactive. Isn’t that normal for a boy of his age? He is, after all, an active boy.

Do you ask your son to do something and it’s like he didn’t even hear you? You tell yourself he was just distracted or preoccupied.

Do you ask your son to do a couple of things and he gets up to do them but is only able to get through one of the requested tasks? Like, ‘put the bones in the garbage and your plate in the sink’ and you end up with a plate full of bones in the sink? Sounds familiar, huh?

Simple Caffeine Test
If you think your child has ADHD, there is a way to help you determine if it is indeed a possibility. Give your child a cup of coffee (with sweet cream for taste). If after drinking the coffee your child is hyper, then he most likely does not have ADHD and there is some other culprit at work, requiring further testing to be completed in order to find out what it is. If your child is more calm and focused after drinking coffee, then your child may have ADHD.

Stimulants like caffeine have the opposite effect on a person with ADHD. So instead of it giving them the shakes or making them hyper, it helps them calm down and allows them to be able to focus better.

What Can You Do?
Well, you can have them drink a cup of coffee or other caffeinated drink every day before school. You can also try nutritional or herbal supplements and see if that works well for you. There are many available on the market. You can also try a gluten-free diet.

If all else fails, don’t be afraid to try medicine as it can make a world of difference for your child and can mean the difference between passing or being retained in school.

 

 

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