Unhappy Child?

By: Angelica Marquass

Modern life is stressful, not just for adults but just as much for children. Children face a great deal of pressure to excel in school, perform in sports, and out do themselves in everything they participate in. Children go from school to soccer to piano lessons, with little time left to just be kids and spend some time in a make believe world dreaming and playing.

Childhood hood should be full of memorable moments ? a joyous time, sadly too much of the time children are experiencing anger, irritability, boredom, and sadness. As a parent, what can you do to make the situation better? If you find that your child is spending too much time crying or sad, not participating in activities, has a low self-esteem, is bored, self-destructive, or hostile to others, this article should be read very carefully.

Scientific Research According to research at the University of London and Warwick University, the incidence of depression among young people has doubled over the past 12 years. And over the last 10 years, the number of children on antidepressants has grown steadily to around 40,000, until the virtual ban on giving them to children in 2004, in recognition of their ineffectiveness and the increased risk of suicide associated with them.

What Can Cause Unhappiness in Children? Even though anger is a negative emotion, all of us including our children are allowed to express it. Some children become angry because of something that happens at school, but they may bottle is up, instead becoming depressed. One very important yet sadly hardly ever recognized issues is that nutrition plays a very important role in the psychological health of your kids. If you provide your child with the correct nutrition, you will see miraculous results ? Their moods will change, the will be motivated to deal with the difficulties, that are part of life, and they will have endless energy. Sadly, there are only a few pediatricians and psychotherapists who recognize that proper nutrition will help children balance their brain biochemistry.

Here are the common imbalances tied to nutrition, which may worsen a child?s motivation and mood: Blood sugar imbalances Deficiencies of nutrients Deficiencies of tryptophan and tyrosine Allergies and sensitivities to food

A very large factor in a depression or a low mood in children, is the inability to control blood glucose levels. You can do a great deal for your child simply by ensuring that you provide regular, healthy meals. Breakfast, as well as lunch, and dinner, and healthy snacks.

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