Growing Out of or Outgrowing ADHD ADD (Attention Deficit Medication)

Researchers and doctors say that between 30% and 50% of children with ADHD or ADD grow out of it by the time they are adults. I am going to step out on a limb and say that no one actually outgrows ADHD.  I would prefer to say that about 30% to 50% of people with ADHD reach a point where they no longer need medication. This happens for a few reasons.  First, a person simply learns to deal with ADHD and no longer
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The First Initial or Early Signs / Symptoms of ADHD or ADD in Children

My first issues with ADHD began in pre-school.   Basically, I had a problem paying attention.   At least a problem paying attention to one thing at a time.  If I was playing with blocks and listening to the teacher I was fine.  But when I was made to only listen to the teacher I had trouble.  If we were having circle time I had a tendency to spontaneously get up and do something else.  I just found myself bei
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What is the Difference Between ADHD and ADD Symptoms – ADD Versus ADHD

There are two different types of attention deficit problems.  One is mostly attention oriented and the other is both attention and hyperactivity related.  In other words you can have an attention problem and not be hyperactive or you can be both.  Having both would obviously be more difficult to deal with.  Here are the symptoms to look for. Symptoms of Attention Deficit Only : Has difficulty focusing and main
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Alternative Treatments for ADHD or ADD without Drugs or Medication

Medication is an effective way of dealing with an attention deficit problem.  However, it is not without side effects. For some people, the side effects are worse than the problem the medication addresses.  For others, side effects are mild. I am going to discuss the different medications in another article so in this article I am going to focus on alternative treatments for ADHD that do not involve the standard
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Holding Back an ADHD / ADD Child a Grade in School or Preschool

If you wanted your child to have low self esteem, not believe in themselves, to feel out of place in their world,  to resent you as a parent, and to later rebel against your authority what would you have to do. When I was in pre-school and having some difficulties it was suggested that I be held back. This was well before I was diagnosed with ADHD. Thankfully my parents did not do it. This article discusses holdin
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Taekwondo as a Treatment or Therapy for ADHD or ADD – Attention Deficit

After I was officially diagnosed with ADHD I immediately enrolled in Taekwondo.  We had heard that it was a good sport to help focus. Any sport that helps to enhance focus is good treatment for ADHD or ADD, however,  Taekwondo is especially good for this purpose because of it’s attention to discipline, focus and physical activity.  Since the main purpose of Taekwondo is self defense it is a good sport for
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ADHD / ADD Diet, Meals and Nutrition for Kids

ADHD or ADD Diet – Good Nutrition for Attention Deficit Kids Eating right is important for any child or any adult for that matter. For children with an attention problem a proper diet is more important than ever.  A well balanced meal gives a child the right type of nutrition and energy and will help you focus on real problems and not those caused by malnutrition. Diet is one of the first treatments you sho
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ADHD or ADD Diet – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Nutritional Meals for Children – Meal Planner

Instead of just telling you to eat healthy I thought I would give some sample menus of what I would consider a healthy meal.  Keep in mind that these are not necessarily organic or all natural but should lean in that direction.  The main goal with these meals is to reduce sugar and increase protein. Breakfast Here are some easy breakfasts that you can make for your kids. Eggs scrambled in low fat butter and a g
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ADD ADHD Shakes and Smoothie Recipes for Attention Deficit Kids

Smoothies and Shakes for ADHD / ADD There are quite a few articles on the internet about nutrition and diets for kids with ADHD or ADD (attention deficit).  I have found them to be informative but a little general in nature.  In this article I am going to go over some specific recipes and meals that in my opinion will help kids with attention deficit and/or a hyperactivity problem.  The recipes and meals that I
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ADHD ADD Snacks That Help Treat Attention Deficit and Increase Focus / Concentration

Since your child is most likely growing and not trying to lose weight you will want to let them snack between meals.  This is especially necessary if they are on medication and have appetite issues. Here are some ADD ADHD snack suggestions. Celery with peanut butter mixed with flax seed oil. Fresh Fruit (Cantaloupe, Strawberries, Bananas, Grapes, Etc..) Hard boiled eggs Nuts (keep raw ones in the freezer if you t
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