There can be certain health issues that don’t allow a child to focus properly, and reading ability can be one of them. But thankfully there are easy ways to improve this issue. But first, you must understand that this could possibly exist. My son had these characteristics below, and I became a warrior mother in solving them. I am not a doctor, but his pediatrician and his teacher couldn’t believe the positive changes and improvements that they observed in him after this was corrected. No, it wasn’t just about deleting sugar, food additives or food coloring in his diet though these are very important too. There is more.
First let me describe some of the symptoms that may ring true with your child who is having difficulty focusing on a task such as reading.
HARD TO FOCUS
UNABLE TO SIT STILL
HARD TO COMMUNICATE, ENGAGE OR HOLD A CONVERSATION WITH THEM
JUMPY PHYSICAL MOVEMENTS…BODY MOVEMENTS GOING EVERY WHICH WAY
HARD TO MAINTAIN EYE CONTACT
OVER REACTS TO STIMULATION’…EXPLOSIVE OVER REACTIONS IN GENERAL
A.D.D. SYMPTOMS START TO LOOK FAMILIAR
CIRCLES UNDER EYES
PALE SKIN COLOR
HARD TO PAY ATTENTION
LIVE IN THEIR OWN WORLD
NARROW FOOD LIKES
Reading is often a casualty if some of the above is true with your child. I would ask you to consider…seriously consider FOOD SENSITIVITY which is a food that doesn’t agree with a child. It is not an allergy, but a sensitivity. Symptoms like some of the above can be corrected. It doesn’t matter how much the food is proclaimed as healthy or even if it considered a superfood. If it doesn’t agree with your child, then it must be identified and eliminated. I would never consider medicating my child with a pharmaceutical like Ritalin or anything similar…..too many side effects!
Our basic American diet consists of beef, wheat, dairy/milk, eggs, corn and soy. Start your consideration about your child’s sensitivities with these foods. Watch how they act after eating them. Are any of the symptoms like the ones above more intense///more noticeable? If so, you are the right track now.
All processed foods, added chemicals, and fast foods are also on this list and must be subject to scrutiny. Processed food is off limits…just whole organic if possible, food is THE WAY TO GO. There is even “processed” natural foods using lentils, edamame, beans, quinoa, rice, almonds, etc etc…some work and some don’t….You have to be very aware of this cause and effect to decide which food is correct as each child is different. What a child eats influences his or her behavior and focus, and a parent must be very aware of this connection.
My grandson cannot eat wheat, and my grand daughter cannot eat eggs…..all very common. My children had longer lists.
If it is too hard to determine the offending food by yourself, go to a NATUROPATH who will use a MRT LEAP TEST TO DETERMINE THE OFFENDING FOOD which you will eliminate for awhile. You can reintroduce in a few months to see if it is OK….You just experiment….
YOU CANNOT BELIEVE HOW IMPORTANT THIS ISSUE IS….!