Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hyperactive children

Healthy Living also means peaceful home.
I was talking to a friend recently and she was exhausted because her 3 year old boy was restless. I found this website and I want to share it with you. All the good advices are not only for hyper kids, but for all the children and us, poor parents!!!
It is truly helpful, concise and yet simple... on paper. But give it a try! It's worth it.
If you don't have time to read it, here are the focus points:
  • Set clear rules, consequences and boundaries 
  • Establish regular routines 
  • Free time to take a trip to the park, read a special book together.
  • Exercise is a very beneficial way to help refocus energies. It is also helpful in improving mood function
  • Children respond to praise, and are more likely to seek your attention by doing something good, if they are reinforced when they behave well. 
  • Avoid visual overstimulation
  • Don’t fault a child for what he or she can’t control

Even though all these recommendations sound familiar to you, it is still good to revisit them once in a while. I know it helps me to stay on top of it. 
And let me know what you think. Thanks!