By Merri Ellen Giesbrecht
1. Get rid of the TV and video games.
What? You may gasp, but the amount of stuff that kids see these days only damages their development of proper thinking such as assessing reality, problem solving, etc. We are convinced that bipolar disorder in children can be aggravated by TV and video game images. You most likely heard about this study already on TV affecting a child’s sleep functioning. Once we got rid of these things, yes, we got objections, but a few days later the kids were playing in the backyard throwing a ball around – laughing! What a concept! This makes for happier parents too!
If you can’t eliminate TV and video games completely, then maximize their time to an hour a day. Then instead, teach them the importance of doing good things for others and focus on that by verbally praising them. Show them what is important to enjoy life – hard work and loving others instead of seeking to be entertained.
2. Give your kids Omega 3 Supplements.
By now, you should be aware of the damage of our modern diet and the lack of Omega 3s. If not, you will enjoy our article on Dr. Andrew Stoll curing bipolar patients with Omega 3s. Bipolar disorder in children can be effectively handled with a quality Omega 3 Supplement.
3. Feed your kids natural foods first.
Instead of going for a quick fix meal with tons of preservatives, aim for natural meals. There is so much sugar and salt and other damaging ingredients in our foods today that we are damaging our bodies. (If you owned a Porsche, would you give it recycled oil or the best of the best? Same with our bodies – they are fabulous machines that won’t purr if we feed them junk.)
4. Exercise with your kids!
Exercise is the most underrated yet successful treatment for bipolar disorder in children. The British Journal of Sports Medicine published results that 30 minutes a day of exercise was a more effective method of fighting major depression than drugs. It’s important to teach your kids the necessity of exercise for all aspects of health. Whatever exercise you choose, your child will love the fun and you’ll love a happier child and a happier you too! 😉
5. Find a great counsellor for your child.
Bipolar disorder in children can be caused by traumatic events – events that your child may find difficult to speak with you about. Don’t feel helpless and don’t insist on wanting to be the one your child talks to. The important thing is that they can share with someone. Events such as the early loss of a parent, parental depression, incest, or abuse can cause bipolar disorder in children. You may want to have your child’s school guidance counsellor meet with him or recommend someone else for your child. Just make the call.
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Merri Ellen is a former depression sufferer who has a mission to share the latest research on curing depression. Just recently, she has contributed to the writing of a special report on ‘6 Ingredients to Cure Depression’ which is a free report! You can learn more at: www.cure-your-depression.com/depressiontreatment.html
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