ADHD and Children
At first, it seems harmless enough, your kid is just being a kid. After all, a hyper kid is not anything out of the ordinary. However, it seems your child is exceptionally impetuous and has trouble focusing on even a few of your sentences at once. If your child appears to be treading the line you may be wondering, how can a parent know when they need to sharpen their parenting skills or have their kid tested for ADHD?
ADHD, the quick way of saying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is an increasingly common condition that is being diagnosed for children as young as preschool age. Some researchers say there are up to a whopping 1 out of 10 children who are affected by ADHD and that is up to 3 times more common in males than females.
ADHD in children can take the form of any number of actions or mannerisms. These impulses that can be hard for a child to overcome can disrupt many aspects of childhood, ranging from being able to complete homework to making friends easily.
It can also be nearly just as hard being the mother of a child with ADHD. On one hand, you want to be patient and understanding for what your child is going through psychologically. However, it is no easy feat to go through what can seem like never-ending tantrums.
Typical Conduct of a Child with ADHD
A child struggling with ADHD usually presents one of these three signs:
- Inattention - best described as having trouble focusing
- Hyperactivity - characterized by constant fidgeting
- Impulsivity - having trouble thinking through actions without taking into account the possible consequences
Researchers have found that girls affected by ADHD tend to display the first sign more often while boys tend to struggle predominantly with fidgeting. Unfortunately, some kids are plagued by all three and these cases of ADHD are usually the most severe and easy to diagnose.
“Beneficial” Traits of ADHD
The negative behaviors accompanying ADHD are well-heralded. What’s not as commonly talked about is the other traits that children with ADHD typically exhibit. In fact, some studies have shown that children with ADHD are usually on par or smarter than their peers and can be especially creative. Children with ADHD really do have some “beneficial” traits that may or may not be a by-product of ADHD:
- Creativity - children with ADHD can be surprisingly inventive
- Flexible - children with ADHD can actually be remarkably resilient in a variety of situations
- Enthusiasm - children with ADHD have their good days and their bad days just like everyone else. Those good days can be exceptionally great!
Conventional Remedies for Childhood ADHD
There is no simple cure for ADHD. A proper course of treatment for a child with ADHD can include a motley of behavioral therapies and classes that would make any parent’s head spin. Additionally, there are a number of medications that are not well-tested that are being prescribed daily to children with ADHD.
This issue with all these therapies and drugs is that they merely attempt to stop the negative behaviors of ADHD without digging into the root cause and fixing the problem at the source. Moreover, the side-effects associated with drugs prescribed for ADHD tend to be a LOT longer than the potential benefits.
Thankfully, there is a safe, effective way to treat childhood ADHD that is all-natural!
Treating Childhood ADHD with Chiropractic Care
The symptoms of childhood ADHD are well-documented and taxing. When attempting to treat childhood ADHD, it makes sense to try to eliminate the root cause instead of just reaching for a stop-gap solution.
There have been amazing results in treating childhood ADHD with one method that has proven itself effective in allowing kids to avoid dangerous, unstable and toxic medications.
Believe it or not, the treatment of childhood ADHD is an increasingly popular reason people take their children to go see a chiropractor. This is because chiropractic has proven itself to be effective in solving the problem at the source. Chiropractors are not interested in a temporary solution, they are interested in healing your child. The science is clear - regular chiropractic care can treat childhood ADHD.
Chiropractors will rely on their expertise to adjust your child’s spinal column. When the spine is aligned, your child’s spine is better able to communicate with the brain. This results in your child’s nervous system being in sync and consequently your child being able to better control their actions.
A misalignment of any degree is enough to throw your child’s body out of balance, this leads to a breakdown in communication between the spine and the brain. This breakdown in communication can result in certain parts of the body not functioning at their peak, in the case of childhood ADHD it is the improper alignment of your child’s spinal column preventing your child from functioning without nerve interference. The symptoms of childhood ADHD are simply your child’s body letting you know it is under pressure and needs help. Luckily, chiropractors are able to solve the problem through safe, natural adjustments to their spine.
If you think that chiropractic care is a good treatment option for your child’s ADHD, contact one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today. Your child can overcome ADHD, so start your child’s treatment today!