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Natural meds?

My daughter is 9 and has not been doing well in school at all.  (She goes to private schooland she has a new teacher this year).  Starting in Kindergarden she's disruptive to class and lacks focus and concentration.   Almost every day she forgets something from school for homework.  (Ive always used reinforcers to help motivate her)  I'm very patient and try my best to be positive, supportiveand calm with h er.  

I feel though that she may need something stronger.  
I don't want to put her on any meds(retulin/sttatera) and am considering natual and homopathic stuff.  

Can anyone make some good recommendations?   Focus, Attend, Synaptol
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189897 tn?1441130118
  Consumer Reports Health ( http://www.consumerreports.org/health/conditions-and-treatments/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/what-is-it.htm)   did a report and said basically that while nothing has been proven it doesn't hurt to try fish oils (omega 3's).   I have (in the 3 plus years on this site) never seen a post by a parent saying any additional diet change made a difference (if they had a normal diet). Having said that, omega 3's certainly wouldn't hurt to try!
  I think that you would do a lot more good for her by learning more about things like ADD or ADHD.  If she does have this problem, there is a lot that can be done for her at school and home.  I suggest you buy the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley.  It will give you a lot of good information.  Best wishes!
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Nordic Naturals is a good brand of Omega -3 Fatty acids.  A lot sold in supermarkets, drugs stores, are rancid, actually doing more harm than good.  They ahve a website, they also have research on their site as well.
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