via eileenburnsThe challenges of a hyperactive child or child with ADHD
Hyperactivity is a state of mental, emotional and physical over-activity. Kids with Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder can be in a perpetual state of stress due to their hyper-sensitivity. A hyperactive child is more suspectible and triggered by anxiety and stress.

“While hyperactivity is most commonly associated with ADHD, individuals might also have difficulty with a brain or nervous system disorder, emotional disorder, or hyperthyroidism.”

Symptoms Of A Hyperactive Child

Behaviours and symptoms of a hyperactive child can be extremely varied. But common symptoms of hyperactivity include fidgeting, poor focus and concentration. As well as impulsiveness, irritability and aggessiveness, emotional outburts and overwhelm.

A hyperactive child maybe something you have to deal with more than just, daily or weekly. Especially with so much technology and information overload. So many kids parties and event. This can be extremely stressful for you the parent, caregiver or educator. So it is important to manage or reduce the risk of hyperactivity as much as possible.

Here is 7 Tips To Calm Down A Hyperactive Child

  1. Be Calm, Firm But Caring – A hyperactive child is a child in a highly emotional or stressed state. So firm boundaries and rules are often the only way to stop a situation getting out of hand. Don’t let your emotional frustration fuel the situation. It is important you mange your own anxiety and stress. For toddlers a stop hand signal with a specific word can give a clear message. Especially done at eye to eye level, not hovering down or pointing a finger. Which can trigger more fear or emotional frustration.

  2. Remove Your Hyperactive Child From Their Stressors – Removing or reducing external stimulus. Encourages your child’s mind, body and emotions back into a calm and balanced state. We are more easily stressed by noises, lights, smells, others energy and emotions when we are hyper-alert. So moving your hyperactive child to a more calming environment or activity can be extremely helpful.

  3. Redirect Your Hyperactive Child To Release Excessive Energy – Encouraging a hyperactive child to do short bursts of exercise can help. Young children can learn to shake their body like a deer does, after it freezes during a stressful event. Or they may enjoy sprinting a short distance. Any activity with a certain amount of heavy lifting can also be helpful. But hyperactivity is usually triggered by sensory, stimulus or information overload. Which is often followed by exhaustion. So it’s important not to push a hyperactive child into too much physical acitivity. The reason no 4 and 7 are extremey important.

  4. Teach Your Child How To Manage And Reduce Their Stress – When a child can manage their own stress they feel MORE calm and confident. Their less frustrated and overwhelmed. Children can learn how to relax properly with relaxation techniques. Many younger kids find blowing bubbles deeply calming. My online courses teach kids, teenagers and parents simple ways to switch off. A child’s ability to switch off and relax is vital to get deep restful sleep.

  5. Teach Your Hyperactive Child How To Meditate – Teach a child the right type of meditation skill and you give them a friend for life. Meditation gives your child an empowering self-help tool for life. My meditation and mindfulness program for kids teaches both parent and child how to meditate in a fun and educational manner.

  6. Lavender For Your Hyperactive Child Pure lavender oil is something most children find relaxing. A diluted lavender blend can be applied directly to the hyperactive child’s pulse points e.g. wrist, neck or forehead. Aroma roller ball’s are great little inventions. You can add your own aromatherapy blend into to an aromatherapyroller ball and apply directly to the skin. A few drops lavender oil can be blended with a base oil such as grapseed. These are usually an approx 10ml-20ml bottle size, so easily fit into a pocket or handbag. NYR Organic does a range of aromballs. My clients love the Relaxation Remedies To Roll – a blend of bergamot, lavender, geranium. Which is used to help you relax, unwind from stressful situations and the night time remedy one. These could be used by teenagers.

  7. Reduce Internal Stimulants – Stimulants i.e. sugar, artificial sweeteners, colourings especially energy drinks seriously over-stimulate the mind, body and emotions. Even foods your child is slightly intolerant to, can be too stimulating.

Mummy’s note:

Such an eye opener video. Let’s try to understand from their point of view.

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a complicated mental health condition commonly affecting children. Numerous reports have estimated that approximately 5% – 8% of school-age kids are affected by ADHD.

It is important for parents of children with ADHD to find out what is ADHD in children to help them understand their kids better.

The signs and symptoms of ADHD differ from one child to child and are difficult to identify at times.

We might recognize kids with ADHD through their tendency to not listen or follow instructions, blurt out improper remarks at improper times or being hyperactive.

However, that does not give parents the complete understanding about ADHD.

Check out this video now to understand what is ADHD in children from the affected children’s perspectives.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or previously known as attention deficit disorder (ADD), is a the most commonly identified mental disorder in kids. It typically affects more boys than girls.

ADHD in kids is typically discovered during the early academic years, when a kid starts to face issues in focus and concentration.

ADHD in kids is a complicated psychological health disorder that make it challenging for kids to prevent their spontaneous reactions which include everything from speech to attentiveness to movement. It could impact on your kid’s academic performance and their relationships with others.

The signs of ADHD differ from one kids’ experience to another and are often hard to recognize. ADHD in kids may cause the kids to have trouble paying attention or being unable control their impulses and hyperactive. These behaviors shall constantly disrupt and interfere with the kids’ school and home life.

But the good news is, having Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder might be the key to some genius’ success such as of Leonardo Da Vinci’s! Check out this video for why Leonardo Da Vinci is suspected to have ADHD now!