Episode 56: Managing Hyperactivity In Kids
The transition back to school is often a difficult one for kids who are hyperactive. Hyperactivity is often recognised when a child transitions into school because they are required to sit still, listen & concentrate.
In this episode, I discuss the common triggers for a hyperactive child, including:
- Dietary triggers, including food additives, food intolerances, food chemical sensitivities, and sugar intake;
- Lifestyle triggers that include inactivity in children and excess screen time;
- Mood disorders and how sensory processing disorder, especially sensory seeking children can exhibit hyperactive behaviours;
- Neuro-developmental conditions such as ADHD and ASD and the links to hyperactivity.
I also discuss how to manage hyperactivity naturally in children through:
- Dietary changes, and the specific food additives to reduce;
- Focusing on whole foods & reducing packaged foods;
- The impact the gut can have on kids mood and behaviour;
- The importance of sleep, plus my #1 tip when it comes to improving your child’s sleep;
- The importance of balancing screen time and green time.
- If you’re wanting to support your child through a Naturopathic approach, you can book an appointment with the Natural Super Kids naturopath here.
- Boost your kid’s gut health – download our free Gut Health eBook here.
- Many of the dietary triggers for a hyperactive child are consumed at snack time – download our Quick & Easy Snacks eBook here.
- Blog Post: How to manage hyperactivity naturally.