How foods with additives affect children’s behavior has been heavy on my mind as I’ve watched Mamas struggle with increasingly belligerent and aggressive kids. This topic is just too important to ignore. Updated Nov. 2016
One of our sons also had a serious behavior issue at the same time we were dealing with food allergies, candida, and leaky gut (from mold exposure), so I was able to witness first hand the strong connection between food and his behavior. It began between ages 4 and 5 as this normally respectful and compliant child became a hitting, crying, resistant hand-full! As a homeschooling mother, I wanted him to have every advantage to grow and learn, but all my best resources and plans were being messed with by things that at first appeared beyond my control.
That foods affect children’s behavior is a huge topic these days. We all have heard Moms joking at a kid’s party about the sugar buzz and how it will take a while for their child to settle down, so we all intuitively know that certain foods cause problems! I think we are becoming more aware, but everyone should know this!