Drug- Free Guide for Kid’s Behavior Problems

Guide picture

The purpose of this comprehensive guide is to cover all the possible root causes that can contribute to children’s behavior problems and provide a resource for non drug solutions.

Our guide will lead you to resources from doctors, leading experts, and parents who have had similar experiences.

We will go over various factors and situations that may be contributing or causing the behavior problem.  Each factor has a link to vital information on what can be done about that particular situation. We provide links to experts, videos, articles, and helpful websites.

It is not uncommon to have a combination of factors that need attention.

You will also find resources to help you learn more about the harmful side effects of drugs commonly prescribed for children’s behavior problems.

There are many non drug solutions but parents, caregivers, and anyone who wants to help children need to educate themselves.

“Knowledge is Power” –Sir Frances Bacon

WARNING: Do not discontinue a child’s prescription medication such as stimulants or antidepressants without first consulting a non- psychiatric health care professional. The withdrawal symptoms can be more severe than the adverse reactions to these medications; therefore, the process must be closely monitored by a health care professional.

  • Is your child currently taking prescription medication? Click here

  • Has your child been diagnosed with a behavior disorder but you aren’t sure about medication or the diagnosis? Click here

  • What to do if you are being coerced to drug your child. Click here

The Physical Factors: To ensure that there are no physical causes for a child’s behavior problem a thorough searching medical exam is a good first step. An undiagnosed physical problem such as allergies, parasites, poor eyesight, auditory problems, a thyroid condition or nutritional deficiencies could be influencing the child’s behavior. Ask your pediatrician to look for these things.

  •  Physical conditions misdiagnosed as ADHD or other psychiatric labels. learn more

  • The importance of working with a good Medical Professional – learn more

  • Could over the counter medication or prescription medications for allergies, colds, or headaches influence your child’s behavior or make studying difficult? You may be surprised by how some of the side effects can create undesirable behaviors in children. Learn more

  • Chiropractic physicians can also assist in structural problems that may be causing unexpressed pain that may impact behavior. Learn more

A Mother’s Story:

“My story is about my struggles of raising twin sons, who were born ten weeks premature.

Both had many developmental delays and were showing signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by age three. By six years old they had been diagnosed with ADHD and all our psychologists and psychiatrists, and several teachers, recommended Ritalin to address my children’s issues.

I was desperate and willing to try anything to treat their symptoms. Yet, my husband said “No way” to Ritalin and was adamant about his beliefs, so I decided to support my husband’s position.”

To read more about Deborah Merlin’s story go to her website

School/ Education Factors

School/ education factors can contribute to children’s behavior problems- learn more

Home/ family  Environment Factors

Although this can be a sensitive issue it is important to take an honest look – learn more