Overactive Or Adhd Child?

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It is totally normal for a child to be full of energy, very alive and to have a hint of mischief in their blood. In some cases, kid's can be really loud, unable to sit still, demanding and always after your attention. Many people would simply call this kind of activity as hyperactive or overactive. Children who are overactive can really disrupt situations and are really difficult to keep under control. As a result, the child often receives attention in a negative way. It is important to keep in mind whether or not your kid's behavior is normal for his/her age range.

When a child is five or six years old they are normally so full of energy that they find it difficult to sit in any one place for long. If this kind of behavior is still present at the age of eight it is developmentally inappropriate. More times than not, overactive behavior is not something that should be taken too seriously and is often something else entirely.

It will be important to work with your child in finding an activity that they can channel all of their extra energy into. Maybe you could try model building or if your child is less patient then something like soccer should do the trick.

One important thing that you can do, as a parent, is to keep your child's life as structured as possible and make sure that there are clear boundaries for their actions. When they grow up they will likely benefit by becoming a secure and positive adult.

It is easy to mistake a child's natural behavior for disorders like ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). Things that can alert you to something like ADHD is impulsive behavior, inability to concentrate, restlessness and overactivity. If you notice any or several of these symptoms then talk with your doctor as soon as you can. They are likely to refer you on to a child psychologist.

Bipolar disorder often shows up in kid's when they are in their early teens. It is a serious condition that should not be taken lightly and will likely need to be medicated for the duration of your child's lifetime. Make sure that you get two opinions and ask questions about the medicine that the doctor is prescribing for your child. There can be many serious side effects and overmedicating is very easy to do.

Make sure that you deal with your child's psychological disorders while they are still young. If you leave these things untreated they can often develop into more major problems when your child reaches adulthood. It may even lead to your child having problems learning and dealing effectively with relationships at work and in their personal lives.
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Dee Braun, a single mom of 6, is a Cert. Aromatherapist & natural health practitioner. Click now to visit Natural Holistic Health Blog which offers info on more natural home remedies & healing techniques for common health, emotional ailments & conditions at http://www.Natural-Holistic-Health.com/

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This article was published on 2010/10/26