Kids who are over energetic don’t just move their bodies a lot because their brains are also in trouble of slowing down. Hyperactivity is often caused by a medical condition called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome (ADHD).
Hyperactivity is hard to miss. It often prompts negative reactions from other people just like my kid. I dunno why he acts that way. He is overactive and I am annoyed with his behavior especially when we are in front of other people. He talks almost constantly and frequently interrupts others. He moves from place to place clumsily, keeps moving even when sitting down and bumps into things carelessly. Some people perceive it as lack of discipline and it hurts a lot especially when you are the mother.
ADHD is a frequent cause of hyperactivity in children. There are many things you can do to help your child manage his behavior. Just remember to try one at a time. Trying too many strategies at once can make it hard to figure out which ones are working best for your child and for you.
Understanding your child’s hyperactivity is the first step to get him the help he needs. The more you know, the more chances of helping him gain self-control skills.
By observing your child’s behavior, you may be able to notice patterns and triggers.
Provide him things to fidget with like a chewing gum, a stress ball or other object to fiddle with. It can help direct some of the overactivity of your child.
Connect with other parents. Accept the fact that you’re not the only family out there dealing with a hyperactive kid can make a big difference. Consult with other parents in similar situations and solicit information and advice. It can be a great source of support.
It’s normal for children of all ages to have lots of energy, but as parents, we need to make our kid feel that he is accepted and supported. We need to see his hyperactivity as a gift that not all children have like his exceptional energy, creativity, and interpersonal skills. We need to do our best to love our child unconditionally.
He is a child who’s brimming with energy, is curious about the world and may be driven to excel in any field he likes.We need to treat him as if he were already the person we would like him to be. That will motivate him to become that person.
Understanding more about what’s going on with our child can help us adjust to his behavior issue rather than always reacting to it or scolding our kid because of a behavior he cannot control. Never let negative remarks deter you from doing everything to support him because kids with ADHD can succeed especially if they get the help they need.