Everyday, my struggle is ZD's hyperactivity. And the never ending question that I ask myself is: "why he is very active? Where does his energy come from? Or is it because my husband and I are both sporty and active that's why our son is like this? or is it because of the vitamins he intakes everyday or the vitamins that I intake during my pregnancy period?" Too many questions in mind that remains unanswered! Imagine, even the cockroach at home, my ZD enjoys killing it! So I ask: "hey cockroach why is ZD boy is so active today? What's goin on?". Then my ZD would reply: "Coach! coach!" hahaha!! ) Have you ever asked yourself about your child's behavior?
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I did some research about hyperactivity and I would like to shout it out to other mommies like me :)
WHAT IS HYPERACTIVITY?
When someone says a kid is hyperactive, it can be a sign that the kid might have ADHD. ADHD stands for a condition called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Kids with ADHD have problems paying attention and sitting still in their seats, and they can be impulsive,which means doing things without thinking about the results. This can cause problems like getting hurt. Some kids who have ADHD can have difficulty in school. Some might have trouble making friends.
ADHD is something a kid is born with. It is not something like the flu that you can catch from someone. A kid has a greater chance of being born with ADHD if he or she has a relative who has ADHD.
What Are the Signs of ADHD?
ADHD can cause kids to act in different ways, depending on the kid who has it. Most kids with ADHD have problems concentrating and paying attention. Some also might have trouble sitting still in class and waiting for their turn. They might yell out the answers before other kids have a chance to raise their hands.
Sometimes they can be disorganized, distracted, or forgetful. They tend to daydream in class. They might lose things and have trouble finishing assignments. They may wiggle around in their seats, move around a lot, talk too much, or interrupt other people's conversations.
It's important to remember that everybody does these things once in a while. If you do them sometimes, it doesn't mean you have ADHD. Kids with ADHD have these problems most or all of the time. This can cause them to have problems both at home and at school.
Kids with ADHD can become worried, frustrated, angry, and sad. Kids need to know that ADHD is a medical problem that can be treated.
Symptoms in Children
Symptoms are grouped into three categories:
Inattention. A child with ADHD:
Is easily distracted
Doesn't follow directions or finish tasks
Doesn't appear to be listening
Doesn't pay attention and makes careless mistakes
Forgets about daily activities
Has problems organizing daily tasks
Doesn’t like to do things that require sitting still
Often loses things
Tends to daydream
Hyperactivity. A child with ADHD:
Often squirms, fidgets, or bounces when sitting
Doesn't stay seated
Has trouble playing quietly
Is always moving, such as running or climbing on things (In teens and adults, this is more commonly described as restlessness.)
Is always “on the go” as if “driven by a motor”
Impulsivity. A child with ADHD:
Has trouble waiting for his or her turn
Blurts out answers
After reading some articles about hyperactivity and the following symptoms, I enumerated zd's turns. hahaha!
1. Doesn't stay seated
2. Is always moving, such as running or climbing on things
(Gosh) I'm thankful because my ZD is not candidate for ADHD, haha! I know my zd has a problem paying attention but it's not yet confirmed because he is too young right now to tell that he has ADHD symptoms. I think he is just super active like his father that you will not see him being relaxed, he always has something to do - in short he is restless lol! But I'm always thinking the solution to this problem with my toddler to lessen his being active everyday is to always involve him in my daily routine. I made him my partner kasi nga dalawa lang kami lagi ang magkasama sa bahay. If nagwawalis ako he also get the other one and help me, when I'm the bath room naglalaba tumutulong din sya, pag nagtutupi ako ng mga damit sya naman taga sira haha! At pag nag aarange ako ng mga hanger sya naman taga abot. So in that way na aaply yong pagka active nya in a good way and it is part of his training also. Because if I let him to be like that nalang na hala takbo dito takbo don, akyat dito akyat don baka masanay siya.
ZD boy naman has a sense of humor! I'm just kidding hahaha! If you will stop him for being active he will listen naman (sometimes) lol! Basta what all I can say is he's very active lang talaga.
What is your struggle and difficulties about your child's behavior?
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