They used to take "hyperactive" kids off sugar
Some of the older people in this group may remember, way before AD, ADHD etc., about 40 years ago, how they used to treat "hyper" kids by taking them off sugar...there were so many books on the subject....we knew, even back then, how sugar affects the brain, how kids couldn't focus in class, couldn't settle down when they were filled with sugary foods....now we have drugs for that...fortunate or unfortunate? why don't we still treat these kids by taking them off sugar???? what happened to that trend...
We know how sugar affects us....some of us eat it for that very purpose, that sugar high, right? That sugar haze that takes over our brain so we don't have to think about our problems, we seek it out......
Anyway, I wondered what happened to trying to help kids by getting them off sugar....so they can think clearly and do better in school.
Marilyn in Ohio
nevertoolate: It is still recommended for children with autism and learning disorders. But how many parents follow it? It takes a great amount of effort, and the whole world is against you - from school bus drivers who hand out candy, to teachers who hand out candy was rewards, to sleepovers at friends' houses where they're making chocolate chip cookies, to birthday parties with cake and ice cream ... It's so frustrating for the parent. Our world is upside down about some things, and that's definitely one of them.
You are so right, no one wants to "deprive little Johnny" of sugar....but in the meantime they are complaining because he doesn't do his homeowork, can't focus in school, is emotional and angry etc. Maybe we could get Dr. OZ or Dr. Phil on this by writing to them online????