How to manage a hyperactive kid? 

How to manage a hyperactive kid?


Coping with a hyperactive child can be challenging. A hyperactive child can seem unstable, jumping from activity to activity with seemingly limitless energy. They may appear to need help following directions. They may demonstrate behavioral problems. Hyperactivity and constant fidgeting can lead to problems at home and school. While there is no correct answer to managing a hyperactive child, following a few suggestions can make coping with a hyperactive child easier. The following strategies can help control hyperactive kids and reduce anxiety for the kid, their teachers, and their parents.

How to know if your kid is hyperactive?

Some parents will find it difficult to know if they have a hyperactive child. Please consult with Pediatrician to know if they are hyperactive.

Essential tips for parents

There are many vital things parents can do to assist their kids to succeed at home and school, including providing positive feedback, visual reminders, and gentle, loving guidance. Many of the above recommendations can also be helpful at home, such as encouraging your child to take movement breaks between activities.

Here are some tricks on how to manage your hyperactive child.

Take them for a walk

Walking rejuvenates both the mind and body and improves their focus. This would not only loosen their mind but also help them enjoy the scenery as they walk.

Play games together

Playing indoor and outdoor activities with kids may help a lot too. Try ludo, carrom, chess, and Chinese checkers with them. If they're feeling adventurous, take them outside to play games like football, table tennis, badminton, soccer, and cricket. 

Diet Management

Give them fresh, home-cooked meals free of preservatives. Eating clean food greatly enhances mood, lifestyle, and overall physical and mental well-being. 

Never ignore them

Don't leave your children all alone every day. Be involved with their homework and daily activities. Hyperactivity can arise from not receiving due attention. By showing appreciation when you see them doing something good or productive, they feel good, calm down, and are comforted by your efforts.

Set up a daily routine

Setting up a daily routine for your child will help them be disciplined and familiar with this behaviour. This will help ease anxiety and restlessness. 

Being playful is a state of good health and is expected for their age. Consult with your doctor and follow his counsel and suggestions to manage your hyperactive kid effectively.


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