What is Hyperactivity?
Hyperactivity is a state of being unusually or abnormally active. It’s often difficult to manage for people around the person who’s hyperactive, such as teachers, employers, parents, and friends also.
Kids who are hyperactive are restless or act nervously and easily bored. They may have trouble sitting still, or staying quiet when needed. They may rush through things and make careless. They can be impulsive,( sudden tendency to act without reflection) which means doing things without thinking about the results. Hyperactivity can be caused by mental or physical conditions. For example, conditions that affect the nervous system. Do not misunderstand all active kids are hyperactive. Hyperactivity is different.
Common characteristics of hyperactivity: ADHD(attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
- Constant movement
- Aggressive behavior
- Impulsive behavior
- Being easily distracted
- Lead to difficulties at school or work
- Strain relationships with friends and family
- Lead to accidents and injuries
- A tendency to disturb classmates or other students in the school
Children with hyperactivity may have trouble concentrating in school. They may also display impulsive behaviors, such as talking out of turn, blurting things out, hitting other students, having trouble staying in their seats, not being ready to obey teachers orders or commands, not being attentive while taking the class, so other students also being difficulties to listen or do class activities, nothing short of they are not giving serious anything.
- Being unable to sit still, especially in calm or quiet surroundings.
- Constantly fidgeting.
- Being unable to concentrate on tasks.
- Excessive physical movement.
- Excessive talking.
Interrupting:- Self-focused behavior may cause a child with ADHD to interrupt others while they’re talking or games they’re not part of.
They will have more anxiety
The emotional feeling will be strong. A child with ADHD may have trouble keeping their emotions in check. They may have outbursts of anger at inappropriate times.
Being unable to wait their turn
Kids with ADHD may have trouble waiting their turn during classroom activities or when playing games with other children.
Acting without thinking
Most of the children will be naughty and mischievous: These kinds of children can not sit calmly and quite or simply. If there are any circumstances in the classroom or anywhere they will make trouble or disturb others always.
Unfinished tasks: Hyperactivity children may show interest in lots of different things, but they may have problems finishing them. For example, they may start projects, chores, or homework, but move on to the next thing that catches their interest before finishing.
How Can We Handle Hyperactive Children Without Losing Control?
A hyperactive child is not ‘bad,’. Not only that the kids who are very loveable, but we should know how to manage them nicely. If parents or a teacher is talented, they can treat them patiently. Otherwise, it will be a little bit difficult. Instability and inattentiveness make it difficult to handle hyperactive kids.
Here are some ways to calm your child with ADHD
Let your child play before taking on big tasks : Children need to run around and play a lot. Invest in classes that help them use up their energy, physical activity, and soothe the mind
Help them practice relaxation: Hyperactivity is related to the brain. Hence, the best way to handle hyperactive kids is to make him/her relax and take things one at a time.
Channelize their Energy: First of all, you should consider that they have a personality also. We want to deviate their excess energy in a positive way. So we should be more concentrated to give different kinds of activities in a funny way or not, even if it will be in the classroom or outside. Then if you give some responsibilities, especially in our day-to-day life activities, they will do it nicely with confidence.
It will help to develop their leadership quality and concentration also. This will help boost their memory skills and concentration- not to forget skill development as well! Now, in the market different kinds of ‘theme-based activity boxes are available. it is a good thing to channelize their energy. Some activities such as dance, martial art, yoga, football, basketball, running, etc will help to develop their patience, concentration building confidence, learning to focus, and developing enhanced coordination are just a few of the benefits of the above activities for hyperactive kids.
Talk To Your Child In A Simple Manner: Give them your complete attention and lend an ear to their concerns, interests, and apprehensions. Avoid giving more instructions.
Help Them Deal With Their Feelings: Children with hyperactivity find it difficult to handle anger, sadness and worry. Help them to deal with their feelings and tell them what is good and what is bad.
Make sure they are getting proper freedom: It is very important. In my school, I have a lot of experience. Some parents are not allowed to play with other children. It would affect them mentally and physically. Whenever they get an opportunity to express their feelings, they will reveal it will strongly.
Outdoor Sports For Constant Activity: Minimize distractions and screen time. Take them out to green surroundings. Just be patient, take a deep breath, be determined to calm him/her, and put his/her high energy levels to good use.
Behavior Therapy: Reward them for good manners, listen to them, stick to a routine, encourage them to establish order, and let them know what is expected of them. The best way to deal with a hyperactive kid is to engage his mind and body and channelize their energy.
Do not blame them for any mistake: Talk to them nicely, and appreciate them at the right time when they did any positive things. it is a good motivational way to control themself.
Music helps to calm the mind: Music is a great way to unwind after school. Music exercises both sides of the brain at the same time, thus calming the brain, which in turn makes your kids multi-task and store information better.
Cultural activities are a creative activity to engage in: It needs practice, coordination, sharp memory, stage confidence, and people skills. It also helps the kids to take personal challenges, and hone their public-speaking skills.
Sports and Games: Chess, ludo, jumping, climbing tree, rocks, running, long jump, standing broad jump, frog jumping, etc, these types of games are ideal for kids with a short attention span and high energy as it helps them build their confidence and interest.
Mistakes: Children with ADHD may have trouble following instructions that require planning or executing a plan. This can then lead to careless mistakes — but it doesn’t indicate laziness or a lack of intelligence. Avoid blaming.
Do not consider all active kids are hyperactive. So parents and teachers should understand your kids well.