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My Prescription for a "Hyperactive" Child - Livin' the Good Life

Sep. 4th, 2013

08:15 pm - My Prescription for a "Hyperactive" Child

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I saw a post today on Facebook that was questioning the wisdom of giving drugs to kids who are diagnosed "hyperactive". I thought I'd repost my thoughts on how to treat a hyperactive kid from a 2007 entry on my blog. I still truly think my way would work:

Here is my humble prescription for hyperactivity in children (who, by the way, are usually boys): First, TAKE HIM OUT OF SCHOOL!! Live in, or move to, a rural area. (Or at least make sure there is a wild area, like woods or a meadow, nearby). Each day, after he has slept as late as he wants to, feed him a highly nutritious breakfast that contains no sugar, no additives, no colorings. Just whole foods. Then, send him outside to play in nature. Make sure he gets plenty of sun exposure. Make sure he has some of these things: trees to climb, grass to lie in, rocks to scramble on, water to swim or wade in, wildlife to watch, dirt to dig in, and bushes to hide in. (Create a beautiful outdoor environment for him if your outdoor area is naturally very stark.) Make sure he has plenty of water to drink. Let him roam freely. At lunchtime have him come in for another nutritious meal of whole foods. No sugar. Only water to drink. After a cuddle and as much attention as he wants from you, send him back outside to play in nature. Let him play as long as he wants. When he wants to come back inside, he can be read to or told stories, he can play or read quietly, or he can just rest while listening to soft classical music, or take a nap. No TV. No computers. No gameboys... no screens of any kind. Nothing with headphones. Then, back outside to play until the sun goes down. Back in for another nutritious meal, and then he is put in the bathtub. He plays in the bathtub for as long as he wants (an hour or more in very warm water is good). Then, he has a bedtime routine (thorough teeth brushing and flossing- you do it if necessary- and then jammies). After that he gets read to for a LONG TIME in bed...an hour or more is good... until he is sleepy. Make sure he has plenty of hugs and cuddles and kisses and loving words as he drifts off. Follow this prescription every day until his hyperactivity is cured. By the way, this routine could be of benefit to "normal" children, as well. It works for calming and soothing and centering and bringing color to their cheeks, and a more cheerful attitude in general. And, I'd go so far as to say, adults should try it, too... to cure whatever ails them.

Comments:

From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 7th, 2013 11:48 pm (UTC)

Prescription for a hyperactive child

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I have just read this blog of Darlene Lester,s and i AGREE 100%.In fact it makes me WONDER how people cannot see that this is THE ANSWER they are looking for!!!! if we look back to our PARENT s CHILDHOOD (I cant say mine because we had T v) although we did,nt have computers gameboys etc:Yet it is so BLATANLY OBVIOUS!!!! there was no such thing as HYPERACTIVITY, because kid s did,nt have all of this latest MODERN TECHNOLOGY, or FORTIFIED FOODs

As everything was Natural, pure wholesome food eg : home made bread , porridge, home grown vegetables, no additives,, no colourings,,just pure wholesome food, Organically Grown (in our hometown we used the Manure from local horses) without chemicals,

Also kid,s played all day in NATURAL SURROUNDINGS,out in the sunshine,with water, mud, grass,sand, in FRESH OUTDOOR AIR

Most of all kid s USED THEIR ENERGIES, playing street games such as football, skipping,cycling,running climbing etc; no such thing as OBESITY in children back in those day,s,

THEY also USED their own IMAGINATIONS, no computer game,s gameboys, Nintendo,s etc: in fact they often made up their own games with their IMAGINATIONS as they went along eg; Mammies and Daddies, Doctors and Nurses,Cowboys and Indians etc:

I PERSONALLY BELIEVE IN ORDER TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE WE NEED TO LEARN FROM THE PAST!! Did anyone ever hear of ANY CHILD being diagnosed with ADHD or HYPERACTIVITY in those days, ???????? THINK ABOUT IT
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