It’s hard when your diet won’t let you eat the delicious foods out there.
Paleo: No Doritos, no ice cream, no brownies
Gluten-free: No stuffed crust pizza, no birthday cake
Atkins: no Valentines candy, no sourdough bread
Mediterranean: no juicy hamburger
Vegan: no grilled cheese sandwiches or mac-n-cheese
The Daniel Fast: no creamy milkshakes
Yes, we all know too much of a good thing is bad for us. Too many salty snacks make us retain water. Too much sugar makes us gain weight.
We say that moderation is key. And life is too short to skip dessert. Or chips and guacamole. Or loaded baked potatoes. Or [insert your favorite guilty pleasure food here].
Wait…didn’t we just say moderation is key?
It’s easy to feel guilty about what we eat.
But what about our children?
Does sugar cause ADHD? Or make autism worse?
Does letting your teen eat cake make them hyperactive?
If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD or autism, or you are wondering about their hyperactivity or lack of attention, you may feel guilty letting them eat sweets. Even for a special occasion.
Take a look at what this 42 second video has to say.
ADHD is not our fault. We did not cause our children to ‘come down with’ ADHD.
Our expert Crystal says, “You just need to find out the strategies that work best for your child.”
You can’t wish away ADHD. But there is hope for your child with ADHD. Here are some strategies that parents find helpful:
When doing homework, a short ‘movement break’ can help a child with ADHD refocus on completing the work.
A small fidget toy is not a distraction for a child with ADHD. It helps them relax and be alert. Try giving your child two quarters to rub together between their fingers.
Children with ADHD feel it when adults don’t seem to like them. Love them and be their cheerleader. Let them know you are on their side. At the end of the day, did your child receive more corrections, or more compliments?
You are a resourceful parent. What will you try for a ‘movement break’? What have you found works for a fidget toy? How will you be your child’s cheerleader today? Let us know so we can share with other parents just like you.
Then go eat a cookie!
PS. Those macaroons would be much better in color.... And much tastier if they were not behind glass....What do you wish you could eat without consequences?