Many parents look for
ADD alternatives in hopes of
avoiding stimulant prescription drug medications. While that is
always an excellent choice, sifting through the information to
find the best alternative treatment protocol can get confusing.
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at finding up-to-date information about
ADHD holistic measures. Each
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parenting tips, healthy recipes to use in a
diet for ADHD
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Tip of the Month: "Seek and Ye Shall Find"
Best Foods to
Feed the Brain
There are foods that naturally feed the brain and then there are
foods that can actually harm brain function. Do you know which
promote a healthy brain and which do not? If you are looking for ADD
alternatives, you should. Here is a list of foods to
help you select a healthy brain diet – a diet full of brain-friendly
foods to improve concentration, boost your memory and even prevent
brain aging, among other health benefits. Read Best
Brain Food article.
Parent Tip: Seek and Ye Shall Find
What you give your attention to, you will attract more of. What you
look for, you will find. Catch your kids being good and you will
likely find more good behavior in the future.
A key element of positive parenting is to give attention to good
behavior while paying less attention to negative behavior. That
isn't always easy, especially when your ADHD child's negative
behavior is so very noticeable and their "good" behavior is less
obvious. Yet, these kids are the ones who need to be caught the
There is no better ADD alternative that behavior modification
Make a point of seeking out good behavior every day. Soon you will
find more of the behavior you like to see. The point to remember is
that expected behavior is "good." You expect your child to put his
toys away. When he does, make a point to recognize that behavior.
"Hey, thanks for picking up your toys."
Praise is a powerful reward for children and these simply,
split-second exchanges "teach" your child how to get the goodies. So
be generous when handing out the rewards for good behavior and catch
your child being good as often as you can.
"You were nice to your sister a minute ago. She likes that."
"You are so focused on your Legos.
And look how neat it's turning out."
"You put your shoes away. Cool!"
A hug, a smile, a touch on the shoulder or a wink of the eye work as
effectively as words. These praise rewards will encourage good
behavior far better than scoldings will.
1 1/2 cup almonds
3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup cashews
1/2 cup soy nuts
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup water
½ cup honey or maple sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix ingredients. Move the mixture to a
large roasting pan with sides and mix everything together well. Bake
for about 30 minutes while stirring occasionally. Keep in airtight
container for cooling and storing. Cool & store in air tight