Parenting

Is Your Child Overactive and Annoying?

It is difficult to expect children to be quiet and calm all the time. It’s nice when children are a little mischievous, noisy, and full of ideas and questions, but some children just cannot be controlled. They are wild, disruptive, difficult to manage, and demand a lot. Those types of children are called overactive children. It is very difficult to control overactive children because they are very wild and loud. They don’t mind getting negative attention and do all kinds of mischief to get attention. However, as a parent, you can teach your child to develop self-control, be considerate to others, and direct his energies towards constructive actions.

  • Here are few tips to handle an overactive child:
  • Give your child attention and keep telling him that you love him.
  • Make a “plan for the day” for your child and explain to him what he is expected to do.
  • Try to work with your child within his framework.
  • If your child misbehaves, give him a warning first; if he does not listen to you, then promise him a treat if he behaves himself.
  • Keep rewarding your child when he listens to you. He will slowly start obeying you.
  • If you’re taking your child for an outing, warn him that he may have to forfeit his treat if he misbehaves.
  • If your child continues to behave badly when you go out, just bring him back home.
  • An overactive child has a very short attention span. Try to teach him to switch to something else before he becomes bored and acts out.
  • Show your child a positive attitude.
  • Don’t let people label him as a brat or a terror.
  • Take the offer for help from your family and friends in disciplining your child.
  • Tell his teachers in school to be more patient and positive towards your child.
  • Ensure that your child is not over stimulated.
  • Maintain a calm environment at home.
  • If you notice your child is restless, give him a task to complete.
  • Find out what games your child is interested in. if your child likes swimming, encourage him to go to swimming classes.
  • Try to spend as much time as you can with your child.
  • Talk with your child about his day and ask him if he faced any difficulty that day.

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