My oldest son has always been…high strung?
He is introverted, excitable, doesn’t adjust well to new things and situations, has a very hard time calming his mind to relax and to sleep. He is super smart, kind, empathetic, and an amazing big brother, but, he’s a tough nut to crack.
As with most of my friends with 6 and 7 year old kiddos we’ve been experiencing a lot of attitude and snarkiness. With new knowledge and new ideas comes new boundaries to push. But, we’ve also been having some problems at school lately, and some meltdowns that seem beyond the scope of testing new boundaries. Meltdowns where he just seems to be spiraling out of control.
So, knowing he has food dye issues (turns into the Incredible Hulk), and knowing that gluten can affect children’s (everyone’s!) behavior I’m committing him, and his brother (for the sake of fairness AND health) to 30 days gluten free to see if we see any shifts. It will be interesting to see how the next 30 days plays out. He already is very “gluten light” due to both my husband and I being gluten free, but, this will be 30 days of no exceptions.
Wish us luck!