One in 20 grade-schoolers is taking drugs for Attention Deficit Disorder – or ADD. Now, some of these children may really need medication, but experts recommend that you examine your child’s lifestyle before you medicate. Is his diet full of sugar, caffeine and processed food? Is he getting enough exercise? Is he getting too much stimulation from video games and TV?
But, more importantly, does your family life have structure? Is he getting enough attention from you? Often kids will act out to get noticed.
So, why not take a one-on-one weekend trip with him, and use that time to really observe and talk about his behavior. And talk about your relationship. For you may find that this is where the real attention deficit has been.