Childhood Diseases

Posted by: E. | 2013-02-06


5 year old

Hi dr
My 5 year old son is in Grade R. He''s always been a very active and busy boy, but with the right approach, we/his caregivers have managed him. I have to also mention that he thrives on attention, whether it''s positive or negative. I am currently getting very negative feedback from his teacher this year. He''s not sitting still in class, he''s disruptive and he fights a lot on the playground (many times with a specific boy). I never got such ''bad'' feedback previously. He would go through phases, but then manage fine again when we try a few approaches. Would it perhaps benefit him to give him something like Rescue drops to take the edge off when he attends school?
Thanks a mill!

Expert's Reply



Your son sounds like a typical little boy who is full of life. He may not be getting enough attention at school and may be attention seeking there to some extent. It is possible that the little boy who always fights with your son is in fact bullying him and this also may be causing a lot of the problems he has at school. Discuss this possibility with the teacher. It is not a good idea to give him Rescue drops. If you give him anything it would be best to give him Omega3 every day. You can give him one Omega3 capsule 1000mg per day. Cut the capsule open and squeeze the contents onto a small amount of food in the morning.

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Posted by: R | 2013-02-11

Racoon hope u will respond on this. I started my son on Omega 3 on Saturday, I bought the oil itself, and am giving him 1 teaspoon a day. How long does it take to actually see some difference? Today there has been another complaint about my son fighting at school.

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Posted by: Racoon | 2013-02-11

Let us know how it goes in a few weeks time?

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Posted by: E. | 2013-02-08

Thanks everyone for your advice. I''ve bought the Brainchild fishburst and will give it a try.

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Posted by: R | 2013-02-08

E. you are not alone, I am experiencing the same with my 5yr old, also Gr R, even changed schools to see if there would be a difference, but the complaints are the same. We''ve had a tough week of discipline, but he''s been so good at home, and I can see he''s so willing to please, but I never know how long it will last. With the discipline this week, his teacher is reporting good behaviour thus far. But I also don''t want to continuosly punish my child.
It''s tough, but I am also going to try the Omega 3 and see if this makes any difference. Good luck to you.

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Posted by: Racoon | 2013-02-06

You need to supplement him with omega-3. A good one is EyeQ and Brainchild Fishbursts. Both taste ok, my sons eat the fishbursts readily. Also cut out all artificial coloring in foods! and place him on a low GI diet.

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