We have a 15 year old ADHA child so it may be a little different. We do not have him on any medications, so at times it can be really challenging. I know that we keep a close eye on our son's diet. Absolutely no coloring dye in his diet, that means no juices that are not 100% natural, and very limited "box" prepared food. There seems to be a lot of dyes in prepared foods. I also limit sugar intake, because that affects him. No soda at all, that tends to send him into a spin. I also give our son, fish oil vitamins for focus, which seems to work for him - but ask your Dr. before doing so, sometimes natural medications can affect his other medications that the Dr. prescribed. Another thing that we do is STICK TO A SCHEDULE. Without a schedule, our son goes completely off track. Our son has a chart in his room that tells him what he needs to do (i.e. get out of bed, make bed, shower with soap and face wash, get dressed - clean under clothes, brush your teeth for three minutes (we have a timer in the bathroom), put bath mat on tub edge, pick up towel and put on bathroom door, eat breakfast, rinse dishes and put them in the sink, get to school on time.). We also have a chart for the evenings. I know it seems like I shouldn't have to tell a 15 year old to do so many easy things, but ADHA and autism really affect a child's brain.
Hang in there! I know it is tough!
“One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.”
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