If your child does not stop bouncing, jumping, running, wiggling and playing around then May God bless you with super stamina to tackle him.
A super active child surely has a larger than life personality.
Kids these days, supposedly develop many medical conditions due to lack of activity.
So rather than worrying about, “My child is too active, what to do?” you should rather be happy about it.
Of course, hyper active kids make it too difficult for you as moms to tackle the show.
The biggest challenge is that you are on your toes all through the day.
And, certainly your own personal life goes for a toss.
But, all is good until your child is diagnosed with ADHD.
“A mother is born the same moment when the child is born. The woman in her always existed but the mother in her is born only with the child.”
ADHD is the new disorder which is a matter of worry for parents these days.
ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
There is nothing to worry at all as ADHD seldom happens to kids who are younger than 5 or 6 years of age.
In this post, you will find some tricks to handle such super active kids without getting exhausted and frustrated.
Tips for a Hyperactive Kid
It takes immense amount of energy to bring up kids.
You may get exhausted, tired and frustrated.
Kids today know no limits.
From wiggling, jumping, running, playing they can make you go crazy with their energy.
Yet, they may refuse to sleep on time which might make you wonder if all is well with my child being so active or not.
Of course, all is well with your kid!
Every child is different and needs to be nurtured accordingly.
There are no written rules that will help you chart the course of upbringing and would help you understand your child’s reaction to it accordingly.
Here, are certain tips that will surely help you deal with it:
Channelizing that energy into something productive:
It is very important to channelize the energy of these kids in some productive manner.
You could take them for dancing, swimming or sports classes or buy them some art and craft activities.
The energy, if left unused will create only havoc. So make sure you put your child in some activity that will be fun for him.
Hand over responsibilities as per his age:
Teach your child how to water the plants or how to clean up the toys after he is done playing.
Teach him to fold his clothes or give you a helping hand in doing the house chores.
Do it yourself kits:
It is advisable to have plenty of DIY kits at home to be able to keep your child busy. It could be as simple as cutting things drawn on paper with child friendly scissors and pasting them somewhere.
Make sure to get hold of some interesting indoor games like building blocks, story books, sketching and coloring etc.
Limit TV exposure:
TV should be the last thing on the list for your child.
Make sure that you do not expose your child to enough TV watching.
It restricts your child’s physical activity and has a bad impact on the eyes as well.
It is important to give options to your kid to keep him happy as well in the process. It is important to look at the child’s point of view as well as he will only pursue any activity if he or she is interested in it.
Personal attention by both the spouses:
It is important to give a lot of personal attention to such highly energetic kids.
They long for such attention from both mom and dad. If you dare to ignore than you may end up seeing the worst energy outbursts from your kid.
It is important to do role plays and skits with such kids.
They would love to play some characters from their favorite stories or would love to enact some of their favorite cartoon characters.
Role plays are an excellent way of keeping your child occupied.
Avoid junk food and excess sugar:
The food has a significant impact on the child’s behavior for sure.
One should avoid giving junk food and too much sugar to the child.
Healthy food habits will surely help you to tame your child faster.
Be active yourself:
One of the simplest yet toughest tips to follow is to be proactive all the time.
You somewhere need to match the energies of your kid for sure in order to be able to handle him effectively.
I guess these tips would help you to hold on to your craft well with your kid. Whatever said and done, handling a super active kid is always little challenging and things only seem to settle post three years when the child starts understanding the limits of his freedom.
Anyways, the tips if followed, can help you get a big respite. These days of parenthood are surely tiring and demanding but am sure would give you a big smile in your old days with its valuable memories.
Till then keep enjoying life and take it as it comes because parenthood is all about opening the unread chapters of life every time.