Little Sugar Addicts

Healing bad behavior with nutrition

I am actually scared of my kid. Are you saying that what she eats can affect her behavior?

Your child may have a brain chemistry that creates a vulnerability to rage and acting out. This is not about your parenting. These kids go into an altered state. Changing what and when she eats can have a huge impact on her behavior.

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What It Was Like

Over time, it wasn't just the mornings in which her disposition became abominable. There were explosive episodes throughout the day. She could transform from a content, playing child to a sour, defiant, stubborn, unreasonable monster. She defied us; she had to have things her way (or not at all), and she was oblivious or irreverent to where she was, who she was with, or whatever the activity was at the moment. It was a state of being, and when she got this way, it felt impossible to get her back to "normal." It always took a long time.

What Changed

I started doing the food with her. I learned to keep her fed; don't wait for "empty". Give her a bedtime snack with protein. If "empty" happens, fill her up first; handle the discipline later.

At first I was skeptical, but the change was so dramatic, I just kept doing it. And things got better and better over time.

What It Is Like Now

She wakes up smiling every day. She loves to make people laugh by doing silly little dances, making funny faces, and saying funny things. Her creativity has blossomed through her stories, painting, coloring and new inventions. She can concentrate on an activity for hours. She hardly ever scowls.

I no longer fear for my daughter's moods or fret over her future. I am thrilled that the solution was food, just food! It sounds unbelievable, but it is absolutely true.