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Soaring Child: Thriving with ADHD

Our mission is to give hope and answers to parents of children with ADHD who are looking for alternative (natural) and effective means of helping them learn to thrive at home, at school, and in life.

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Jun 6, 2024

Why don’t traditional ADHD treatments always work? 

Why does it sometimes feel like no matter what you try - be it medication, supplements, therapy, or various other strategies - that NOTHING actually works long term for your child with ADHD? 

If you’ve ever asked either of  these questions, then this episode of the Soaring Child podcast is for you.

Many times, traditional ADHD treatments don’t work long term because they are focusing on symptom management, NOT actually addressing the underlying stressors of ADHD. Tune in to this episode to learn more. 

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Key Takeaways:

[2:22] Why medication doesn’t always work
[5:13] Why supplementation doesn’t always work
[9:05] Why therapy doesn’t always work
[9:45] Why parent coaching doesn’t always work
[12:01] Why dietary changes alone don’t always work
[17:02] The REAL issue parents need to address in order to effectively reduce ADHD symptoms long term

Memorable Moments:

”If you've ever been puzzled by the effectiveness of traditional methods, this is your episode.”

”The biggest misconception about ADHD in kids is that medication is the only way to treat it. The problem with medications is that they merely mask the symptoms, without addressing the underlying stressors of ADHD.”

”Supplements can be effective and healing in the body. But first, parents need to be sure they are supplementing correctly.”

“We supplement based on a child’s unique needs, and not use a one size fits all approach. Because one size does not fit all.”

“Shockingly, many supplements have quality problems.”

”We sacrificed a LOT to try therapy for my son, and it did not help at all. Not even a little bit.”

”Therapy can be effective, but it’s not the most impactful way of handling ADHD symptoms for the vast majority of children.”

”While it is valuable to learn effective parenting strategies, and learn to communicate with your child better, those are almost never the reason children experience ADHD symptoms.”

”Diet can definitely make a difference. But, many children with ADHD are picky eaters, and they can act up if they aren’t given foods they like.”

”I have never seen a child grow out of ADHD without some kind of changes.”

”The truth is, most ADHD strategies…. often miss the mark in addressing the real issue. Instead, they only address the symptoms.”

”The reason traditional ADHD treatments don’t work long term is because they are focusing on symptom management, NOT actually addressing the underlying stressor of  the ADHD.”

”The World Health Organization ranks chronic inflammatory diseases as the greatest threat to human health.”


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