Dr. Markham's Radio Show: "Secrets of Happy Parents"
Is Your Child's Food Making Him Misbehave?
Guest: Jane Hersey, author of Why Can't My Child Behave?
New studies show that some preservatives, artificial flavors and colors can cause even "normal" kids to act hyperactive. Jane Hersey, author of Why Can't My Child Behave? and Director of the Feingold Association, suggests that if your child is hyper, aggressive, or otherwise difficult, you consider this experiment: Cut these additives out of your diet for a week and see if your child changes.
Aha Parenting Moment: Beyond Anger: Is it possible that every time we get angry at our kids, we're avoiding something even more painful?
Listener Question: How to stop 7 year old from hitting parents and tantrumming when he doesn't get what he wants?
Secrets of Happy Parents: Talking to kids about drugs and alcohol.