Hyperactivity is again, a very common disorder in children and it can be part of a larger span of disorder which includes ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) which in turn is characterized by the fact that the child has very limited attention span or none at all. This is usually a cause for concern for parents and they also blame themselves very often for this problem, when it is actually a problem rarely caused by parent behavior. Basically, if your child seems to be hyperactive, there is no need for you and your partner to blame yourselves, especially since it can be controlled very easily and even cured without too much effort and without causing discomfort to your little one.
Signs to look after
Here are a couple of signs to look for in your child that can help you determine if he is hyperactive or not:
- Easily distracted
- Difficulty following instructions
- Difficulty or lack of paying attention to details
- Lack of organizing during activities
- Short attention span
- Difficulty listening to people that talk to your child
After a lot of research, experts recommend that you try to take notice of the symptoms of hyperactivity as soon as possible because it is the type of disorder that is easier to manage if it is discovered as early as possible. Of course, the most obvious symptom would be that your child shows an excess of energy on a daily basis, which in turn causes a lot of problems in terms of paying attention to the simple things, such as where his or her glasses are, or where their school stuff is. Also, your child might tend to fall behind a bit in school due to the same symptom. Basically, if you notice your child being only focused for a couple of minutes on riding the bike, or watching TV, and easily starting another activity without properly finishing the one he or she was performing last, it can mean that your child suffers from hyperactivity.
Treatment and control
Unfortunately, there is no medical treatment for ADHD or hyperactivity, but there are ways that you can control it, as we mentioned earlier. First of all you have to consider psychotherapy, not because your child might not be able to focus on things or has any sort psychological issues causing his ADHD, but because he usually finds that things around him are not important once he has started to use something else. This can easily be adjusted with psychotherapy and also, it can surely be very useful in all other stages of mental development. It is very important that these therapy sessions are attended by both parents as well in order to learn how they can help their child.