Gluten Intolerance/Sensitivity Symptoms & Kids Behavior

Is your child out-of-control? With mood swings, anxiety, or ADD? Has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?

How a Gluten-Free Diet Changed My Child’s Behavior My now-adopted son was in seven foster homes and five daycare settings between the ages of two and three. No one could handle his behavioral problems. He hit. He screamed. He lashed out. He injured himself and had non-stop, almost manic energy. He both scared and frustrated his caregivers and eventually everyone always gave up on him…that is, until I came along. I was home number eight and determined to be his final stop.

I tried to manage my child’s behaviors with love, consistency and patience and that worked, to a degree. He was often well-mannered in preschool but would then act out on the playground. There have been so many occasions where a parent was angry with me when Christopher hit, scratched, pushed or bit their child. The preschool wouldn’t let him play outside with the other kids because he kept hitting the other kids or slamming into them while running. I knew we had a problem but I didn’t know what to do. I kept hoping it would all go away but it never did.

The final straw for me was when his summer nanny called me at work a few weeks ago to tell me that she and Christopher had been escorted out of the Children’s Museum…by security…because Christopher was attacking the other children. When your 38-lb. child is escorted out of a building by a gun-toting security guard, you know you have a serious behavioral problem.

I was now officially at my wit’s end and desperate for help. Neither Christopher’s pediatrician nor his therapist had any real answers for me. What could I do?

What Next?

Related Articles