It would not surprise me one bit if a child's behavior was affected by wheat. Since I've given up most processed foods and grains, my mood is unbelievably improved.
I wanted to respond to this particularly though. If both my husband and I had diagnosed issues with wheat, I would never voluntarily expose my children to it. Even before I had heard of primal, one of my daughter's friends had celiac's. Her older sister had a long history of digestive issues and failure to thrive. As a tween, the sister was diagnosed with Type I diabetes and then eventually with celiac's. Her doctor's, all fairly mainstream, agreed that the diabetes was related to undiagnosed/untreated celiac's. At that point the whole family was tested. Mom and younger sister had a history of mild digestive issues and both tested positive for celiac's. So one parent with celiac's, one teen child with serious issues and complications and one younger child with mild issues. No one was diagnosed as a small child. The older child (and her doctors and parents) spent years figuring out how to get good control of her diabetes. Her diagnosis came at an age where compliance is notorious for being an issue and her parents were terrified that she would die before she grew up enough to be sensible about her condition.
Originally Posted by kgoode
Regardless of behavioral issues, I would be militant about gluten. A six year old and a three year old are much easier to manage than older children. The longer they are accustomed to gluten-free living, the easier it will be.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related