hyper kid

Kristy - posted on 01/21/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my son is full on have changed his diet to try and control his behaver but he still is hyperactive been he is not ADD or ADHD what else can i do

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Christine - posted on 01/21/2011

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When my kids get a little hyper I gather them up and do one of a couple things for 30 minutes, one is I turn the music on loud and we dance like crazy or things of that nature for instance jumping on the bed in a supervised setting for 30 minutes . It seems to me kids can really carry some pent up energy so wearing them out by allowing them to vent it helps out a lot as well helping them wind down for bed time:-)

Angie - posted on 01/21/2011

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Try finding constructive ways to channel his energy. I have a daughter like that. We use a balance ball at home to keep her calm. I also have a balancing disk in her dining room chair. Once we started doing that she only kept one foot on the floor and didn't wander around when she is eating. Otherwise, enjoy the fact that he is healthy and able to be so active (easier said than done). Don't be too eager to place a label on him, he may outgrow it.......

Kristy - posted on 01/21/2011

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thanks i am still of the opinion the doctors are wrong and he may have some for of ADD or ADHD but will have a look on net see what i find

Louise - posted on 01/21/2011

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It's E numbers that are associated with hyper activity although i was watching a documentary on this a few months ago where 100 7 year olds were split into groups and one was given high sugar high additives diets and the other were given low sugar natural ingredient foods. The result was the children eatting low sugar did not eat as much as the others but as far as hyperactivity was concerned it made no difference at all. These children were away from home for two days so the parents did not know what diet they were on and they were asked to observe their children in the playground and to guess which diet they had had. Nearly every parent got it wrong. Very interesting study. It seemed if your child was hyper it had no apparent affect from the foods they consumed. If you find it has helped then continue in what you are doing but finding another solution would be the best result as your son is going to encounter sugar all of his life. Maybe as your son gets older you could channel his energy into clubs that will keep him active.

Peita - posted on 01/21/2011

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Google 'food additives that can cause hyperactivity', sorry I don't have a specific site for you, but a list should appear that tells you which numbered preservatives and additives in foods you should steer clear of!!!

Kristy - posted on 01/21/2011

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we do that but still when time sit and calm down he still gets very exited his sister is not as bad now we took suger from diet but he is sill hyper

Louise - posted on 01/21/2011

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Most boys are twice as energetic as girls. they love to be on the go all of the time climbing, fighting and playing football. I would try and structure his day by letting him let off steam at the playgroud or buy him an age appropriate kick bag. Also give him wind down time where you sit and read a book or do something quite like drawing. If he knows he will have a time during the day to go nuts then he is less likely to play up all day.

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