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I get complaints from teachers about my eight-year-old son being very inattentive in class and not sitting in one place, even for one lecture. Can you please help?

Your son might be suffering from ADHD. It is a common mental disorder that begins during childhood and can continue throughout teenage years and adulthood. Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention at school as well as home. It is not that they are not trying to concentrate; they just find it difficult to concentrate on studies. They may be much more active and/or impulsive than what is normal for their age. Due to this, they are sometimes seen as ‘difficult’ or perceived as having behavioural problems.
Your son needs proper treatment. Homeopathic medicines have been proven to improve attentiveness and academic performance in children. Our medicines are safe and have no side-effects.

My six-year-old son is so restless that he just cannot sit in one place. He keeps running around the house and often ends up hurting himself. No amount of scolding or other ways are helping. How do I deal with this?

Your son might be suffering from ADHD. According to this condition, children find it difficult to sit in one place or focus on something for a long time. Because it is a medical condition, scolding is definitely not the solution. In fact, it might worsen the situation and he might react by being more aggressive and intentionally hurting himself.
On the contrary, praising or rewarding appropriate behaviour could work better. You can set up a chart of things to do or avoid and give your son a happy face or star each time he does something good or correct. You can give him a small gift after he collects five such stars. More importantly, you need to take medical treatment for your son. At Dr Batra’s™, we have a team of doctors who work extensively towards the treatment of ADHD. We also have senior paediatricians on our medical advisory board. Our homeopathic medicines have proved to improve child development and behavioural skills without any side-effects.

Ever since my son was born, I have seen a sudden behavioural change in my daughter, who is six years old. She has become impulsive, and I have also started getting complaints from her daycare regarding her hyperactive behaviour. Can you please help?

Minor behavioural changes in the first-born are common after the arrival of a new-born. It is important for you to acknowledge the big transition your daughter is going through. All of a sudden, she has to share her parents' love and attention with someone else. The sudden behavioural change in her could be to get some attention from you, especially if it is already getting her more attention. Therefore, the first thing you should do is to make sure she feels loved.
Try to find a little time every day to spend one-on-one with her while the baby is sleeping or being cared for by someone else. Encourage other family members to do the same. This will give her some desperately needed positive attention. Help her with her homework, and find ways in which she can help you care for her little brother. Reassure her that you love her just as much as you always did. This might invoke positive changes in her behaviour, as it will be easier for her to accept her little brother as a part of the family.
If the problem still continues, please bring your daughter to one of our clinics. Homeopathy considers behavioural changes in children as important, because they can result in psychosocial disorders, anxiety disorders or even ailments like asthma and skin disorders because of the emotional turmoil they are going through.
We will evaluate her case and suggest a personalised treatment plan. Our homeopathic medicines will help her cope better with the emotional turmoil she is going through and help improve her behavioural skills.

My eight-year-old son picks a fight with other children almost every day due to his aggressive behaviour. Most of his friends try to avoid him. Please help.

It can be embarrassing as well as frightening at times, when your child picks up a fight with other children. It can also be dangerous for him, as he might injure himself and also cause harm to other children. It is not uncommon for young children to engage in this type of behaviour during their growing years. However, when it becomes frequent or seems to be their consistent way of reacting to something they do not like, it is time for you to step in and help them change their behaviour.
The first step for you would be to understand the underlying reasons behind your child’s behaviour. The more you understand what is happening, the better you will be able to help him find other, non-aggressive ways to solve his problems.
It is also recommended that you get a medical consultation with our doctors to find out if your son is suffering from ADHD, which might be the reason for his aggressive behaviour. In that case, we will evaluate his condition and provide a customised treatment plan with safe, homeopathic medicines, which will help him reduce his restlessness, impatience and aggression. Our medicines will also improve his self-confidence, attention span as well as his overall quality of life.

I conceived after 10 years of marriage. Living in a joint family, my daughter, who is seven years old today, is pampered by everyone at home. She has become increasingly hyperactive and gets aggressive at times. Is there a problem in our way of upbringing? I fear being called a bad parent. Please help.

Your daughter might be suffering from ADHD. It runs in families at times. It is likely that either you or your husband may have undiagnosed ADHD, which could be contributing to your daughter’s hyperactive behaviour. Very often, adults with ADHD are diagnosed when they find out their children have ADHD. However, this is not the case in all children diagnosed with ADHD. Please get a medical consultation with our doctors, who will evaluate your case and diagnose the cause of this abnormal behaviour. We will prescribe safe, homeopathic medicines that will help improve her developmental and behavioural skills.
Furthermore, ADHD is a problem that needs medical treatment as well as counselling, not just for the child but also the whole family. Along with the treatment, our doctors will also suggest a few simple tips, like establishing a structure for daily tasks that would make it easier for your child to succeed in completing certain tasks. In this way, your child would know what to expect and what they are expected to do. We will also help you with exercises and a diet routine beneficial for your child.

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