Does Sugar Make Kids Wild?

After a Valentine's Day party a teacher dropped her students off at my classroom and apologized saying,

"Sorry, the kids are a little sugared up."

When I hear a sentence like that, I sense confusion.  I sense that many adults and kids are confused about sugar and children's behavior.

So I interrupted class to give the students a speech on:

  • sugar and
  • how it makes their body feel and
  • what their options are if they feel wild and hyper.

Check out the speech below.  Check it out especially if your kid seems to get hyper when you give him/her sugar, cookies, candy and red juice.