Focus & Attention for Kids
An Herbal Formula that Helps Young Minds and Bodies Focus
Is your child having trouble staying focused, is easily distracted, acts impulsively without thinking, or can’t keep still and constantly fidgets or runs around and bounces off the walls?
All children have a certain level of inattentive, impulsive, and overactive behavior, because so much energy is packed up in such a small package, but when a child has more of these issues than other children their age, it can become a serious problem. Kids that are easily distracted, overly impatient or irritable, and have difficulty concentrating or completing tasks may struggle in school, frequently get into trouble, and have a hard time getting along with others. Meanwhile, the frustrations, frictions, and increased stress that go along with these problems take their toll on the whole family.
If your child is exhibiting any of these behaviors, you will be relieved to know that there are answers and even healthy ways to help your child be more centered, which include natural herbs to help support your child’s ability to be more focused and calm.
Raising healthy, well balanced children is very challenging in the fast moving, high stress world we live in. We want our children to be creative, enthusiastic and spontaneous with lots of energy and drive, but when a child’s behavior patterns become erratic, overly intense, or the child can’t focus and just doesn’t seem to be thriving in his/her environment, we often overlook some of the factors that might play a part in causing the child’s difficulties.
Stress, the Hidden Cause…
Stress doesn’t only affect adults. Children are very susceptible to the negative effects of stress, perhaps even more so than grownups. All humans, no matter how young, are hardwired with a ‘fight or flight’ response to danger. When there is perceived danger, whether mental, emotional, or physical, the adrenal glands of the endocrine system release hormones that increase energy levels and effect all of the systems of the body. These perceived ‘dangers,’ whether short-term or ongoing, cause stress.
Stress taxes the adrenal glands, so a child under stress may have too much energy, energy crashes, be unable to sit still, or be overly impulsive. Stress suppresses immune responses, so a child under stress may get sick frequently. Stress also suppresses digestion, so a child under stress may have stomach complaints, not eat well, and may not be absorbing nutrients properly. Stress elevates heart rate and taxes the nervous system, so a child under stress may have moodiness, blue moods, be overly nervous, or have emotional outbursts and tantrums. Stress also effects blood sugar metabolism and oxygen levels in the blood and brain, so a child under stress may have difficulty with concentrating, may not be able to focus on tasks, be inattentive, or may have disrupted sleep patterns.
Important ways to support your child’s concentration, focus, and energy level balance:
- Nutrition is essential for the brain and body to function at their best, and to counteract the effects of stress. Make sure your child eats a healthy, balanced diet with lots of veggies. Go organic whenever possible. Avoid processed foods, additives, and food colorings.
- Drink plenty of water. Avoid sugary or sweetened drinks and juices.
- Limit sugar, soda pop, low nutrition foods, and caffeine.
- Watch for hidden food allergies and food intolerances, food dye intolerances and eliminate those that cause problems.
- Make sure your child has plenty of regular play time, both inside and outside. Kids are supposed to move a lot, not sit most of the day.
- Limit screen time. Computers, T.V.’s and cell phones are poor substitutes for interactive physically stimulating play and real relationships and can increase problematic behaviors.
- Set regular bedtime routines and stick with them. Young brains and bodies need their sleep time.
Herbs to the Rescue!
While we can’t fully avoid stress and can’t protect our children from all the ‘lions and tigers and bears’ of life, we can fortify them with herbs that really help. For many years now, Cedar Bear’s great tasting liquid herbal formula, Focus & Attention for Kids, has brought relief for kids and parents alike.
Focus & Attention is an all-natural herbal formula that helps young bodies and minds calm down and focus on mental and physical activities and tasks. Focus & Attention is specially formulated with adaptogens, nervous system soothers, and brain builders to help bring your child’s focus and attention back. Focus & Attention is totally alcohol-free and is a health building formula that can be taken on a daily basis.
‘Adaptogens’ are a special category of herbs that help the body adapt to stress. These well proven adaptogenic herbs, astragalus, eleuthero, rhodiola, and licorice roots, support the adrenal glands and endocrine system function, strengthen the immune system, support energy levels, concentration, and ability to focus. ‘Nervine’ herbs, wood betony, lavender, and passionflower, work specifically to soothe, calm, and strengthen the nervous system. Brain building herbs, gotu kola and ginkgo, support brain health and mental function. Together, they gently support your child’s total health and well-being.
Support your child’s wonderfulness with Focus & Attention by Cedar Bear.
INGREDIENTS: Astragalus Root, Wood Betony Herb, Ginkgo Leaf, Eleuthero Root, Gotu Kola Herb, Rhodiola Root, Licorice Root, Lavender Flower, Spearmint Leaf, Passionflower Leaf.
OTHER INGREDIENTS: USP Grade Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water.
NOTE: Consult your healthcare provider if child is taking medication or has a medical condition.
(current label) SUGGESTED USE: 1mL (20 drops) 1 to 3 times a day, or as needed. Shake well. Use only under adult supervision.
(future label) SUGGESTED USE: 1/8 tsp (.62 mL) 1 to 3 times a day, or as needed. Shake well. Use only under adult supervision.
SUPPORT SYSTEM: Endocrine System, Daily Support
Focus/Attention Program for Children:
- Focus & Attention for Kids
- Herbal Minerals for Kids, or Daily Herbals for Kids
- Immune Builder for Kids
- Xodine™ Iodine
Give child 1/8 tsp (1 dropperful) each of the formulas and 6 drops Xodine™ Iodine in water or juice two times/day. These Cedar Bear™ products may be used on a daily, ongoing basis.
(These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Association. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.)