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Four Ways to Help Your Child Who's Struggling

Four Options for Your Child Who’s Struggling

When your child is stuck in the storm (#anxiety, #ADHD, #meltdowns, #SPD, #languagedelay), you often feel overwhelmed, but in reality you’ve only got 4 options.

How do you know which is the best for you?

The Four Options Available To You

Is your child experiencing outbursts, tantrums or meltdowns? Or perhaps your child has a neurodevelopmental delay or difficulty concentrating at school. We call it being stuck in the perfect storm. You may wonder how to help. In his Facebook video, Dr. Andrew reviews four options. Let’s take a look at each.

Do Nothing

Children huggingOften when their children are little, parents will take a watch and wait approach as their child may be too young to receive any type of intervention.


This pathway begins with questionnaires and assessments to identify a label that fits your child’s challenges. A child may be given multiple diagnoses and then receive various therapies to address or manage the symptoms. These may include speech therapy or physical therapy. Though the traditional medical route is the most common approach, it’s not addressing the cause of a particular issue.


More people today are opting to go the natural route because they’re fed up with the conventional approach of treating a disease instead of getting to the root cause. Parents have many fantastic resources ranging from their naturopath, Facebook support groups, or other forums for advice. Thanks to the Internet, there’s a lot of useful information available about supplements and dietary changes that make a difference when it comes to helping your child.

For example, your child may benefit from you removing gluten, dairy and red dye from their diet. Adding things like fish oil and vitamin D could be beneficial as well in calming the stresses that your child is experiencing.


This option is growing in popularity. When looking for a chiropractor for your child, however, look for someone neurologically based. Dr. Andrew focuses on a cause-based case history. He will dig into what’s going on right now and how it relates to the child’s birth process and previous challenges.

Most importantly, the scans we do at Thrive allow us to see how a child’s body is functioning and perceiving the world. We don’t guess – we test! The objective findings from the scans lead to developing an in-depth care plan specifically for your child.

Every visit at the office throughout your child’s care takes one step closer to calming the stress we found on the scans, creating a clear connection between the brain and body. When that connection takes place, we see kids improve with various neurodevelopmental challenges – including anxiety, speech delay and emotional issues.

While some parents choose a quick patch for their kids’ symptoms, the parents who see us are looking to address the why behind their children’s challenges. They know that their kids can experience optimal function and health!

Contact us today to book an appointment!

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