This school year is going by fast. Homework, tests, projects, sports competitions, holiday performances, friends and frenemies…you name it, it’s all happening at once. And soon it will be time for progress reports and conferences…. again….
Dealing with the grades and general performance of ADHD kids takes a lot, but you can do it. It helps for you to focus on your words and responses, rather than on your child. Try to avoid telling them that you are disappointed since it can be highly demotivating, and focuses the attention on your feelings rather than on the child. Try asking them how they feel about the grades and give them the chance to really think about it and respond before getting mad and starting to yell. Finally, think before punishing and perhaps consider rewards instead; for instance, “you can watch TV or play with your IPad after you are done studying for your test.”
It takes a lot of effort to parent effectively when our kids are not performing or adjusting as well as we’d like. It can also take an integrated health care approach to manage a complex condition like ADHD, including medicines, behavioral therapy and balanced nutrition. Vayarin® and Vayarin® Plus help to manage the lipid imbalances known to be present in ADHD and can improve attention and emotional regulation.
Vayarin® (for children) and Vayarin® Plus (for adults and adolescents) contain EPA-enriched PS-Omega-3 that is specially formulated with nutritional ingredients that are naturally sourced and have virtually no difference in side effects when compared to placebo. Although individual results may vary, give Vayarin® 30-90 days and Vayarin® Plus 30-60 days for the healthy lipids to reach optimal levels. Once they have reached their optimal level both products provide 24/7 coverage, unlike many stimulants which can wear off after each dose.
Talk to your healthcare provider about Vayarin® or Vayarin® Plus today and remember that your child needs your support and encouragement, especially during the tough times.
Vayarin®, Vayarin® Plus and Vayacog® are intended for use under medical supervision; make sure to tell your healthcare provider that you or your loved one is taking Vayarin® , Vayarin® Plus or Vayacog® and keep them informed about how it’s going