Hyperactive Children: Know How to Help

An active child is a healthy child. This thought gives joy to the parents and gives the kid a scope to mischief. However, if child's behavior is often accompanied by inattentiveness, anxiety, and even rudeness in communication with the loved ones - it can be an Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

ADHD is a nervous system disorder that shows up in excessive activity, aggression, and attention deficit.

There can be many reasons for this to happen. The frontal lobes of our brain are responsible for the way we control and organize ourselves. In case of hyperactivity, the frontal lobes mature more slowly than in peers.

Manifestations of ADHD may include:

  • Problems with concentration and attention when performing tasks;

  • Rage attacks;

  • Memory impairment;

  • Difficulties with self-control, patience — the child often interrupts you, cannot wait for his turn in the game, etc.;

  • Inability to complete the task;

  • Restless movements of head, arms, and legs while sitting in class, for example;

  • Anxiety.

You should not diagnose your child based on articles from the Internet. If your little one has any of the above symptoms, you should see your doctor for diagnosing.

If your child has been officially diagnosed with ADHD, I want to support you. Don't think it's your fault. Your task now is to accept the situation. I advise you to take ADHD as a feature rather than a problem. Each child needs an individual approach. And your kid needs it as well, regardless of diagnosis.

Often ADHD can disappear before the person gets to the conscious age (16-18 years old). However, this diagnosis can also stay with a person for the whole life, or appear in adolescence. In adulthood, it manifests itself somewhat differently: attention deficit prevails in contrast to childhood, when it is mostly hyperactivity.

In the following articles, I will give you some tips on how you can help your little one to adapt to his/her peculiarities.

I think we should talk about ADHD more to support other parents and their children. Kids with this diagnosis are mostly very creative and generate many bright ideas. Your task as parents is to support these ideas, find a safe way to express them, and love your children with all your heart.

With love, Elizabeth Cole