I have been told by my 8 yr olds teachers for the past two years that she might have ADD. I didn't want to believe it and blamed all her behaviors on being the youngest of 4. This past weekend I finally read about ADD for the first time. It made me cry, I know believe that not only my 8 yr old but my 12 yr old and I also have ADD.
I read about the effects of caffeine and ADD as an alternative to medicine. It raises the levels of dopamine in your brain the same as some drugs. (Please research for yourself and always talk to your Dr. before stopping meds.) Yesterday my 8yr old was in one of her moods and I made her a cup of tea with honey. I couldn't believe the change, it was almost instant, she was the sweet helpful girl again instead of the defiant... NO NO NO girl she often becomes. A friend had said caffeine helps focus and calm people with ADD. I made my girls tea again this morning and will see how it goes.
I can say that for me, looking back, I know caffeine works. I dropped out of high school. My family didn't drink any kind of soda growing up so I never had caffeine. As an adult I graduated college with a 4.0. The only difference was I drink coffee everyday!View Thread
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