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Natural Remedies for ADHD Children

By Edited Aug 3, 2016 3 4

Almost all 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.

Generally, 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.

Approximately 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.

Stimulant drugs, 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.



Apr 16, 2009 9:13pm
Thanks for the tips to help my ADHD child! Thumbs up!
Apr 24, 2009 8:51pm

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Awesome suggestions! Sounds like you have done your research.
Aug 30, 2009 10:28pm
This is true, the more time outside spent or in activity, the less hyperactivity and misbehavior you will see!
May 27, 2013 4:19am

We need to spend time with children. That is much better than giving them medications. We ourselves also need to spend more green time on ourselves, so why not with the kids?

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