Diet, genetics and environmental factors can influence a child’s health. While medication can provide some symptom benefit, it doesn’t treat the root of the disorder.
Ruling out all possibilities and conducting as many diagnostics as possible can help remedy the source of your child’s issues.
Five Areas to Explore
- Nutrition. What is your child eating? How are his nutrient levels? Food allergies and sensitivities can be problematic. Keep a food diary for tracking.
- Sleep. Kids don’t get enough sleep. Sleep is needed for brain growth and function. Does your child have a sleep disorder?
- Movement. Sitting in school desks and focusing on a device-based lifestyle reduces physical activity. Movement is key for brain development and emotional health.
- Connection. Work on communicating more effectively with your children. Improve your child’s ability to establish quality relationships. Be supportive, but manage behavioral challenges that arise.
- Cognition. Today’s children have difficulty solving problems of all sizes. They can fall apart easily when confronted with little and big things.