Hi I am curious...

Melissa - posted on 01/13/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My son is 7 years old and he is extremely hyper active and can of course be very bad at times. I have tried so many different things to get him under control. Can anyone give me some new ideas please? Cause for the first time in my life I am at a point where I am at a loss of what else to do. Please help if anyone can give me some new ideas. Thanks

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Stephanie - posted on 04/27/2011

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I forgot to mention, his eczema, tummy issues, headaches, and rashes are all gone now as well. We'd tried everything we could think of to keep his eczema and rashes at bay, but everything only worked for a short while, within a few days of taking the dyes out of his diet, his skin was the clearest and softest I'd ever seen it! I still have to watch what soaps and lotions I use (certain things dry his skin out like crazy, so I stick to unscented laundry soap, rarely use dryer sheets, and use unscented body wash and baby shampoo with him), but it's not nearly as bad as it used to be.

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MALAKA - posted on 07/08/2011

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My 2 yr is very active. he would jump on trampoline over 50xs then jump off it running and start being a lion around the house. so I found this book it helped alot
How to get your child off the refrigerator and on to learning by Carol Barnier. also some of the strategies I am using 1- quiet corner (with a pillow, some favorite books, some puzzles ....) 2- holding him when he seems overwhelmed(he is 2 so until now he lets me) 3- having a more structured time 4- found out that he learns more by visual so we made out some books about him from internet ( going out and holding hands, street safety, ....)

Stephanie - posted on 04/27/2011

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My 2 year old used to be very hyper at times (more than what is "normal"), he'd bang his head on the floor repeatedly, run from one end of the house to the other for sometimes up to 20 minutes at a time (screeching and screaming the whole time), and was waking up screaming in the middle of the night or just waking up in the middle of the night and running back and forth in his room. He had other problems too (eczema, tummy problems, night terrors, headaches, horrible diaper rashes, etc.). We took artificial food dyes out of his diet (along with artificial sweeteners, for the most part) and I swear he's an entirely different little boy. He can sit still now and watch a video with us for more than a couple of minutes, he doesn't fidget at the dinner table, his tantrums aren't as frequent (they're at a more "normal" level now), he can sit still long enough to play a quiet game with us, he doesn't bang his head anymore, and he doesn't wake screaming in the middle of the night (he actually sleeps through the night most nights now).

It gets tough because we have to watch EVERYTHING we feed him, but it's well worth the effort to have our sweet little boy back.

Jodi - posted on 01/14/2009

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Coming from a moms point of view as well as a former teacher my opinion that you should get him evaluated. However even if they do feel he has some sort of hyperactive disorder it does not mean you have to put him medication. It is possible to control it through alternative practices such as diet change, a strict regiment, etc. It is not always easy but it is better to teach your son how to naturally deal with his disorder and be able to live a normal like with some structure rather than giving meds and if there ever were a time that he wasn;t taking them, for whatever reason, to have him be out of control because it is out of his system. As a teacher I have seen both and the kids that are controlling it without medication do better on an overall basis. Its not an easy road but it is better for your son if that is the case. Good luck!

Megan - posted on 01/13/2009

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my 3 year old stepson is autistic/adhd... so i know exactly how you feel!!! just take him and get him evaluated, it cant hurt to get a proffessional opinion. they could end up telling you its  a phase and he'll grow out of it... best of luck.

Lucy - posted on 01/13/2009

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i had the same problem. my daughter will be 7 in march and i have another little girl who is almost 6 months. i kept telling myself that she is just being a kid, that she will grow out of this. but she never did. it just got worse. i finally called our family doctor and they refered us to someone who diagnosed her with adhd, because she was so hyper and out of control it actually put my baby in harms way. she was constantly trying to pick her up and dancing around. the last straw was my grandmother was carrying the baby and my daughter was dancing around, because she couldn't sit still, and stomped on her foot. my grandmother tripped and almost fell. i was terrified. since she has been put on a low dose of meds and has made a drastic improvment. if you have any questions about my experience with this just let me know. ill be happy to help.



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Lucy - posted on 01/13/2009

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i had the same problem. my daughter will be 7 in march and i have another little girl who is almost 6 months. i kept telling myself that she is just being a kid, that she will grow out of this. but she never did. it just got worse. i finally called our family doctor and they refered us to someone who diagnosed her with adhd, because she was so hyper and out of control it actually put my baby in harms way. she was constantly trying to pick her up and dancing around. the last straw was my grandmother was carrying the baby and my daughter was dancing around, because she couldn't sit still, and stomped on her foot. my grandmother tripped and almost fell. i was terrified. since she has been put on a low dose of meds and has made a drastic improvment. if you have any questions about my experience with this just let me know. ill be happy to help.



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Holly - posted on 01/13/2009

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The best thing I ever did was read Parenting with Love and Logic! It is an amazing resource!!!

Tabatha - posted on 01/13/2009

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I know how you feel!! My five year old daughter was the excat same way and I felt the way u do (right now at this point) but I had to make myself take the dituation in my hands and with the help of God just take her to be get evaluated at this clinic for ADHD/ADD children, and that was the best choice because they ran some test and found out excatly what was wrong with my daughter and she was diagnosed with ADHD. The medcine that she is taken has help calm her down alot.

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