Handling a hyperactive child is a challenge. Those, who are dealing with this, they know what am I talking about. Perhaps you don’t know that something we (as parents) are ignoring as childhood mistakes, is medically known as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). If you are dealing with such a kid, scolding him is not a solution. We need to adopt some measure that can not only control your hyperactive kid but their disorder, as well. In this article, I will be telling you how to deal with a hyperactive child.
1Deep Breathing Practice
To practice deep breathing is a very good exercise when you are treating a hyperactive child. This exercise not only helps in controlling hyperactivity, but it also provides inner peace to the practitioner.
Make your child practice it on daily basis, especially when he is feeling nervous or stressed. Tell him that he has to inhale through the nose and exhale through his mouth. This is a good practice not only for children but also for adults.
2Take Your Child For A Walk
To control hyperactivity in the child, you should take him on a walk. Let him roam or run in the park under your supervision.
Not only this will help him burn his extra energy, but being a repetitive activity this will make him tire and relaxed.
As a result, his hyperactivity will come under control because, at the end of the day, he will be left with no extra energy.
3Massage The Child
In case of a hyperactive child, massage is an unbeatable solution. You should massage him around his arms, shoulders, and fingers.
While massaging, do not forget to keep basic things in mind like you are not supposed to use any uneven pressure. You can use any oil for massage.
4Box of Boredom
Create a “Box of Boredom” with creative alternatives for your child. Fill the box with , , , , , and other kits for artistic activities.
Overwhelming babies get bored easily and their minds need stimulation. In the absence of other activities, hyperactive children will get bored and will do things that you may not like, so it’s best to keep them busy.
5Avoid Creating A Fun Atmosphere At Home
If you give him an environment that promotes his hyperactive activities, then he is not to going leave any chance to make full use of that atmosphere. If you really want to treat his hyperactivity, then please provide him alike home environment.
The baby’s bedroom is the most important room. The room has to be very well organized. Use plastic boxes to store all the toys that are usually scattered everywhere. Shoot the shutters to let the natural light get into the room as much as possible. Do not hang too many posters or paintings on the walls. Shaves the baby’s bedroom in soothing colors (light green, blue), not in bright, primary colors.
6Importance of Schedule
When you are dealing with a hyperactive child, it is better to have a schedule for him. To keep his hyperactivity under control, For hyperactive children, a “military” routine fits best. Being parents, you must fix his timings; his waking up time, bedtime, meals, homework, and the time he spends with electronic gadgets or the internet. It is going to be really good if every scheduled thing happens around the same time every day.
In often cases, hyperactive children love to have sweets and snacks. Therefore, as a parent, you should control your child’s diet. Try to reduce his sugar consumption. The best thing is – you must start his day with a consistent breakfast containing protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
An egg sandwich, a slice of bread with butter and some fresh fruits are very good choices.
In addition, cereals are also good, but as they contain sugar, so it’s good to limit their consumption. You must avoid fruit juices in the morning because juices contain a good amount of sugar. When dealing with a hyperactive kid, always encourage him to drink more water to avoid dehydration.
I hope, these measures are going to help you a lot. By doing all these measures, you can control your child’s hyperactivity to a great extent.
Should you have any suggestions or tips in this regard, feel free to share with other readers.