Is your child always restless?

Is your child always restless?

There are 5 comments on the The Hindu story from Aug 23, 2006, titled Is your child always restless?. In it, The Hindu reports that:

The tricky aspect of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is that its symptoms are difficult to diagnose, writes HEMA VIJAY IT'S TREATABLE If you suspect that your toddler or teenager suffers from ADHD, ...

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Yada

Humble, TX

#1 Sep 2, 2006
ADHD is a tricky diagnosis. 8 in 9 times the hyperactivity that so often clinches tha diagnosis is better explained by other things. More often than not hyperactive children are anxious and in sympathetic overdrive.
It would be better to gain understanding of what the child's behaviour is an attempt to convey and show the child how to cope on his/her own before resorting to stimulants and NEDA's as treatment.
NeedMoInfo

Lethbridge, Canada

#2 Sep 30, 2006
I have a child who is very 'hyperactive'. He is just 3 yrs old and I have little knowledge in assessing 'attention deficit' in him.
He likes to 'take-off'- he's a runner, he is extremely fast and can disappear from sight easily. I have had to comb the neighbourhood looking for him many times (at malls/shopping centers). If he takes off from home I can usually find him at the skateboard park running up-and down the ramps, or riding his bike - he seems to like to 'perform/show-off' for watchers, as he looks at others often to see if they are watching 'HIM'.
I have difficulty getting him to go to bed at night.
He seems to need alot of physical exertion that is not always attainable.
Yada

Humble, TX

#3 Oct 5, 2006
NeedMoInfo wrote:
I have a child who is very 'hyperactive'. He is just 3 yrs old and I have little knowledge in assessing 'attention deficit' in him.
He likes to 'take-off'- he's a runner, he is extremely fast and can disappear from sight easily. I have had to comb the neighbourhood looking for him many times (at malls/shopping centers). If he takes off from home I can usually find him at the skateboard park running up-and down the ramps, or riding his bike - he seems to like to 'perform/show-off' for watchers, as he looks at others often to see if they are watching 'HIM'.
I have difficulty getting him to go to bed at night.
He seems to need alot of physical exertion that is not always attainable.
Well, mine was full of spunk too. Ran everywhere. It is good that he is athletic and a performer. He will probably be charismatic as he grows.

How you want to think of him or handle this will impact his self esteem forever. He may not have any illness at all. So be careful labelling him or feeding him pills to make him 'normal and acceptable' to you.

Mine actually learned to count and do math running up and down. He wore me out back there but I'm glad of how I handled him now. Give him your time and attention for the best you can give anyone is you.

I used to let him run but guided it into laps and he had to check in for hugs and kisses each lap then every two laps etc. Soon he learned to count and was all excited about it. He learned to spell the same way and memorize things. He learned some independence and he did great in school too.
My nephew is the same way and he is four. Loves to pose and perform. I let him run when he is with me and wear him out. Then bedtime is a wonderful adventure with lots of cuddling and reading promptly at eight. No trouble out of him either.

You might have to put an alarm on yours so he can use it to protect himself if strangers try to come up to him and you can trace him with it. Educate him a lot on crossing the road and not talking to strangers. Make a deal of where and what circuit he can take in his riding etc. That way you know where he is at all times. But he is fun at this age and they grow up so quickly. Enjoy him and let him keep you fit.
mzb

Dhaka, Bangladesh

#4 Oct 18, 2006
I have a child who is very 'hyperactive'. He is just 3 yrs and three months old. He fears to play with any musical toy specially car. But he loves to play with any silent toys or other musical instruments in computer (like piano). Even he is very fond of vehicle and doesn’t want to get off from driving sit when I’m not there for a moment. I have little knowledge in assessing him regarding familiarising with musical toys. He is fast and can disappear from sight easily. He becomes very restless at malls/shopping centers or others’ houses.
I have difficulty getting him to go to bed at night.
He seems to need alot of physical exertion that is not always attainable.
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