As parents we feel quite helpless – is there anything we can do?

Yes!! As parents you can do a tremendous amount to lessen the impact of ADHD.

The following are important:

  • Learn about ADHD so that you can understand your child’s challenges.
  • Give them time for unstructured play (not TV/computer games/playstations).
  • Adequate exercise – running jumping, climbing, swimming.
  • Reduce stress – let home be the haven. Accept your child. Let him/her know that they are wanted and loved.
  • Healthy eating habits – avoid synthetic colourants, synthetic flavourants etc.
  • For further information see my book “Hyperactivity and ADD – caring and coping”. Published by Wits University Press.

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