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Do you ever stop and ask yourself What am I feeding mychildren and is it healthy for them Millions of people askthemselves that everyday Many people feel that eating organicis more healthy for your body and brain Researchers are doingstudies everyday to find that very answer Many people believethat fatty acids and food additives are the leading causes ofwhy more and more children are being diagnosed with AttentionHyperactivity Deficit Disorder ADHDAttention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is the inability to sitstill and concentrate on a certain task for any given amount oftime Individuals with this disorder may fail to give closeattention to details work is often messy and performedcarelessly They often appear if their mind is else whereHyperactivity may be manifested by squirming in their seats andnot remaining seated when expected too Impulsivity comes out asimpatience blurting out answers before questions have beencompleted ADHD is found more in males than in females withmale-to-female ratios ranging from 21-91 depending on thetype Did you know that ADHD is one of the most commonchildhood disorders affecting 5 of school aged childrenPolanczyk and Jensen 2008 ADHD also remains one of the mostdifficult disorder to diagnose with no single test to assess itand a heavy reliance on subjective measuresIt can be hard on a family that has an ADHD child for the factthe parents have to give that child extra one on one attentionin which can cause jealousy with hisher siblings and puts astrain on the parents relationships with each other and theirother children Parenting stress has been defined as theaversive psychological reaction to the demands of being aparent Deater-Deckard 1998 p315 Having some stress isconsidered normal Crnic Greenberg 1990 parents whoexperience extreme levels of this stress may sufferpsychologically and may be less able to implement interventionsto help their children Kazdin 1995 Increased parenting stressmay also affect the parent-child relationship and negativelyimpact parenting practices Abidin 1992 Rodgers 1998Familiesof children with ADHD have been shown to have lower levels ofsocial support from family
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