Caffeine is naturally produced in the leaves and seeds of many plants. It's also produced artificially. Caffeine is defined as a drug because it stimulates the central nervous system, causing increased alertness.
A new research hints at worrisome effects of coffee and soda for children. Even low doses of caffeine equivalent to what you’d find in a half to a full can of soda or a cup of coffee had an effect on the blood pressure and heart rates of children.
Coffee is addictive to children and withdrawal symptoms are real; so the later you start, the better. Doctors recommend starting towards the end of adolescence when growth and development is slowing down.
For children, the risks and benefits of caffeine look very different. Here’s what parents need to know about caffeine and its effects on kids’ health.
If caffeine intake is turning into addiction, you may notice side effects, including dehydration, trouble in sleeping, anxiety, an upset stomach, and even problems during pregnancy.
Here's the help your child needs to get over Caffeine Addiction