Friday, September 19, 2014
Here's an idea--exercise instead of drugs for ADHD kids
They have lots of energy, certainly more than grown people. And if you put a child and a grownup in a room, the child will drain the grownup. We all know this.
Sumath Reddy, WSJ, Sept 9, 2014, says they did a study that showed that half an hour of strenuous exrcise before school helped ADHD kids be more attentive. Online at J of Abnormal Child Psychology.
Many schools incorporate short bursts of activity for all kids. I think this is good.
Sure, some kids may still "require" meds--but I think this should be looked into.
At least with your own child--maybe a walk (I mean, scamper or furious trike pedal) before dinner?