Posted By Shanistone (Kansas City, Missouri) on 08/18/2015
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Replied by Timh (Ky) on 08/19/2015
Omega 3 Fatty Acids like Fish, Krill, and Flax Oil as a supplement or as food is very important for the nervous system. Regular servings of Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, or Cabbage are very important to protect the body from estrogen mimicking chemicals found in our modern environment which cause early puberty in girls w/ the extreme behaviors they express.
A hot bath w/ 1/4 cup Epsom Salts 1x per wk will calm the nerves and improve sleep.
Healing music tones or harmonics are particularly effective for neurological disorders because they force adulterated brain chemistry back into harmony w/ specially designed frequencies. Search YouTube for "relaxing" or "calming" or "sleep inducing" beats. Listen to any number of different tracts for best results w/ headphones in bed just before going to sleep.
Replied by Susan (Ct, Usa) on 08/19/2015
I would make sure your granddaughter is getting enough exercise every day. This may be a simple case of not getting enough running around time. Children really need a lot of that and less time on their mobile phones. Exercise will help balance her brain chemistry. Exercise and magnesium supplement like Calm or an epsom salts bath. Best of luck!
Replied by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 08/19/2015
You have gotten many great suggestions. I agree with the others that magnesium in some form is a must.
If she likes Chamomile or Sleepytime tea, both are calming and can be taken any time of day.
Some children react strongly to MSG, food dyes, and high fructose corn syrup and sugar. Reducing these as much as possible may help her over all and could help this specific issue. I have one child in particular that reacts to food dyes. (He is already a high energy guy, and food dye pumps him up all the more! )
Many television shows and video games contain violence. These things do affect behavior of children.
If her mom has the extra stress of being a single mom, working mom, etc, she may need some extra support herself. (Nearly all moms do! ) There may be parenting support groups or classes in the community that would help her to help her child at home.
If your granddaugther is not overly busy, some organized sport may be helpful to her. The exercise would be good. Alternately, some kind of Martial Arts may be helpful for improving self-discipline among other things.
Let us know how it goes for her!
~Mama to Many~
Replied by Sandhya (Maui) on 08/23/2015
Replied by Dave (Fountain Inn, SC) on 08/24/2015
Re.... the out of control 11 year old;
Sometimes our instincts are to look at substances one might take for calmness...like valerian. And there are lots of things in the herb class that can be calmers.
But maybe the parents should consider the methods used in the wonderful Reality TV Show: The Nanny. Episode after episode, this wonderful lady brings a complete change of behavior to "out of control" home situations. The fault is almost always a parent or parents who do not know how to discipline in a firm and direct way. It is a GREAT show. So....before medicating the 11 year old, maybe consider watching a few episodes of a "behavior modification" approach.
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