children are overactive and inattentive, and they can be very annoying
at times. But for some kids, certain behaviors can be extreme and disruptive,
and this maybe a heed for a full medical and parental attention.
ADHD or Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a behavioral condition characterized
by a poor attention span and may be accompanied by hyperactivity commonly
inherent to children. ADHD is thought to affect between 3 and 5% of
the school age population. In general, ADHD is estimated to be 3 or
4 times common in boys. For some, it stops during puberty. But for others,
if the condition is untreated, it continues up until their adult life.
an ADHD child is unable to concentrate, constantly moves around, and
has poor school performance compared with intelligence. Their behavior
at home and at school is disruptive. Children and adults with ADHD may
also experience motor problems, attention problems, mood disorders,
addictions, and/or alienation.
4 to 6 percent of the US population has ADHD. One half to two thirds
of children with ADHD will continue to have the disorder as adults.
Children with ADHD often have learning and behavioral difficulties in
school. Adults frequently have problems with memory and concentration.
such as methylphenidate (Ritalin), are common treatments for attention-deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, there are several natural remedies
for ADHD children, which include routines, checklists, and natural supplements
that can help ADHD children.
Researches suggest that daily doses of "green time" can supplement medications and other traditional treatments of ADHD. Spending time in a tree-lined street, a green yard or neighborhood park may offer additional relief from ADHD symptoms when medications aren't enough.
Some kids might be able to substitute a "green dose" for their afternoon pill, making it easier to get a good night's sleep. Increasing "green time" can be done by:
- Choosing a greener route for the walk to school
- Doing class or homework outside or at a window with a refreshing green view
- Playing in a green yard or ball field at recess and after school
This research indicates that there are positive effects to ADHD children if they spend some time outdoors. Researchers believed that by simply incorporating nature after school and during weekends, this could become very effective in controlling ADHD symptoms among children.