Solutions for Behaviour

This article originally appeared on the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute website.

How to handle disruptive behaviour

You’ve just received a call. You cringe at the site of the phone number on your caller ID. It’s your child’s school and he’s gotten in trouble again for disrupting class. You have the infamous talk, his behavior mildly improves for a short moment until your phone starts ringing again. Not to mention his report card is filled with poor marks, alongside the comment “These grades do not reflect his true potential, behavior affecting performance.” As a parent what do you do? Put him on medication? Hire a tutor?

Did you know many behaviour issues can be managed or even eliminated, with good nutrition and regular exercise?

Let’s face the facts, many parents struggle with their children’s behavior on a regular basis, from tantrums, to being over-stimulated, to just not following directions. Unfortunately, many families are unaware of the connection between nutrition and behavior.

What the food industry doesn’t want you to know

  • Many of the factors that affect your children’s behaviour are driven by ingredients in many processed foods
  • Some of the biggest offenders are called “excitotoxins.”
  • These chemicals impact your child’s brain and can impact their behaviour.
  • Some of the biggest culprits are food colorings (any colour with a # symbol, such as red #40), high-fructose corn syrup and foods that contain MSG. To learn more about MSG and the other names it’s called, go here.

Exercise control over your child’s behaviour by removing these ingredients from their diet:

  • Food Colouring
  • MSG
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup

To read the original article, please visit the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute website.

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