Advice and help for hyperactive or restless children

Not all children who are physically active can be considered hyperactive. Often times, the main cause of excessive activity has more to do with being impatient, disobedient or simply bored.

Determining whether a child is hyperactive can only be diagnosed by a doctor , but there are a number of symptoms that parents should pay attention to. Here we explain which are the most important.


Symptoms of hyperactive behavior. How do they manifest?

The main symptoms that a child may have regarding this matter are:

  • He does not listen.
  • Make continuous movements.
  • If he is sitting for long periods of time, he usually has tantrums.
  • Interfere with other conversations and / or games without waiting.
  • Respond to questions quickly without thinking about what was actually asked.

If, after a result in an exam, the doctors are not sure that this behavior is the result of alterations in the physical and mental development of the child, we can solve the problem by following these steps:


Tricks to control hyperactivity

  • Parents are the most decisive factor in the education of children : In the presence of the child, try to maintain a positive, pleasant and relaxing style to respond to everything that happens around him. You do not have to express your emotions in an exalted way or raise your voice, you have to have a relaxed body language during conversations. These acts, often provoked by parents, set a negative example for the child.
  • Eat a balanced diet: Avoid or moderate sugary foods such as chocolate, candies, cookies, cakes, and refined products as much as possible. 5 meals a day should be made with an established schedule, always taking into account the daily activities that the child performs.  
  • Carrying out outdoor activities: The child should spend as much time as possible on the street. Running and playing is always necessary as it leads to improvement of the child’s attention and memory. You have to give him more freedom on the street and in the parks, letting him run and jump, get dirty, go through puddles, get on swings, slides, etc. All this contributes to the release of excess activity and the harmonization of the emotional state of the child.  
  • Alternating activities: Schedule active and quiet activities alternately every 15 or 30 minutes. The only exception is that of nap time.
  • Mandatory naps: Even at school age children necessarily need a nap. Its duration should be around two hours. Trying to establish a stable and routine bedtime is very convenient, as well as taking baths with hot water, which has a very calming and relaxing effect on children.

Thank you very much for guiding me, I have a son like that and it is very difficult for me to control his character.

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This article helped me a lot .. now I know how to treat my child

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