MY DAUGHTER HAS ADHD SHE IS 8 YEARS OLD CAN ANYONE HELP ME I DONT WANT TO PUT HER ON MEDICATION BUT SHE IS ON THE THINK WELL CAPSULES WHICH HELPS WITH HER TO CONCENTRATE BUT WHAT ELSE CAN I GIVE HER FOR HER BEHAVIOUR IS NOT GOOD

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Javeia - posted on 11/27/2012

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First off I would like to say that I commend you on your willingness to find other alternatives to her ADHD. I truly admire that.

I personally believe that you should give her tasks like Alicia says and show her how to be responsible for them. For example, you could make her a chart of her chores, homework, or whatever things she does for the day to check off. This way she will have a reference point and takes some of the perpetual reminding.

Also, in free time give her things such as word searches or puzzles to stimulate focusing. Play "school" and let her act out her typical school day at home this way you can observe where she gets most distracted. Work on these at home so she can have the tools to apply this "therapy" at school. Let her play games that will require attention, concentration, and multitasking such as hopscotch.

Let her have books when her behavior isn't up to par (it is another way for her to learn to focus and it is educational.)

Limit time in front of tv and video games (although some video games are good for memorization and sequencing).

Her diet should consist of things such as fish for the omega 3 fatty acids. Berries, nuts, whole grains, and fruit. Make sure she gets a healthy breakfast everyday.

Hope this helps :D

Alicia - posted on 11/27/2012

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Good morning sister I had this issue as well, my son is now 18, its going to be a challenge, I got as many books and things i could but many of the things did not work for me, I found that I had to most success with him was when we did more one on one things. its hard when they have school and other out side things going on. But the more we worked the better he got. they bad behavior must be handled not as punishment but as a way to help them. what i mean is dont only talk about the bad stuff. let her know she is responsible for everything she do. if you show praise when she do go it helps not saying that you dont but she 8 now stay as loving as possible and sister i did a loooooooooooooooooot of praying lol i would love to stay in touch

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