Parenting Toddlers

Raising Hyper-Active Child

Hyperactive Child

Some kids are just too energetic all the time. No matter what, it seems they never get exhausted. In most western countries, medical professionals label these kids as suffering from ADHD which stands for “Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder”. In layman language, we call that child as a hyperactive child.

Raising hyper-active child

Hyper-active child behavioural problems

But, is it fair on our part to label kids as Hyperactive just because they have behavioural problems?

All kids are not the same just like all adults are not the same. Some may be calm whereas some may be very restless. It is important as a parent to understand the needs of our kids rather than jumping to conclusions and labeling them.

Ways of raising a hyperactive child

Hyperactive children are brimming with energy all the time. They can’t sit silently for a long time. Most of the time they are restless.

So the best way to channel their energy is to get them involved in some activity. This doesn’t mean you give your phone to your child to keep them busy or make them watch television in order to distract them rather help them do something creative. Rather enroll them in creative activities and games such as dance, music or painting. This will help your kid to channel his excess energy in a constructive way and will also help him increase concentration power.

Hyperactive children are not aware of their emotions most of the time. They find it difficult to handle anger, stress or frustration. Sometimes they are so disturbed from inside and since they are unaware of their feelings, they get more irritated. So it’s better to sit with them and talk to them about their feelings to make them aware.

Also, hyperactive kids tend to be more sensitive and thus catch on other’s emotions very easily. It is good in some way as it can help them become compassionate.

Remember to observe your hyperactive child in different environments like

  • Does a party or a gathering make them emotional?
  • Do they get irritated by a particular person in the family?
  • Try to find out answers to such type of questions.

Suppose your child gets irritated by some type of clothes or socks. Try not to force what your child dislikes otherwise it will make your child more rebellious. Some parents may say to you “You are spoiling your own child.” Don’t pay attention to such comments. Remember every child is different and need to be handled according to their own needs. Also, parents need to understand they must not be dominating and controlling.

                  “Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”

Disclaimer: All content on this website, including medical opinion and other health-related information, should be considered as opinion only. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.


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