Coffee Question

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Registered: 10-03-2003
Coffee Question
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Mon, 02-28-2011 - 11:52am

Has any one tried giving their kid coffee to help with attention?

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Registered: 03-25-2008
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 12:17pm
We didn't use coffee, but did use caffeinated sodas until we could get in with a doctor for help. It helps, but only for a brief period of time during the day. The huge drawback is that caffeine is addictive, so your child will have issues like huge headaches when going off of it or missing a cup. We gave up the soda technique (which we only did here and there) as soon as our son went on the non-addictive medication.

I'd say give it a try if you have events you need to get through, but don't use it long-term.
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Registered: 10-03-2003
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 12:42pm

Thank you so much, this is very helpful.