i cant get my two and a half year old son to sit down for 2 minutes

Laura - posted on 01/16/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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aidan is very energetic and runs around all the time, i cant take him to a book group because he just wont sit still, he's on the move all the time,are all toddlers this energetic? i might b lucky if were paintin but he's still moving every were xx

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Natalie - posted on 01/19/2010

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My little boy is mega energetic too. I take him outside alot! He wont sit still for a book group either. The best way Ive found to get Sonny to sit still for a bit is to take him out and make him run and walk loads with me. A good hour walk does the trick. And at home I make him run to different things in the house touch them and then run back to me till hes hot and worn out. Ooo and tickling works well too - all that laughing is good. The good thing about all that energy in the day is he sleeps really well at night ah bliss!!

Mary - posted on 01/19/2010

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Hi. I have a 2 year old and he is constantly running circles around me. He sees a speech therapist every week and she gave me some tips on how to get him to calm down. Find something he is interested in, in my sons case its arts and crafts/ play doh. He will sit there and play sometimes for an hour at a time. Or sit on the floor and just play with him. Take some of his toys and put them away and when he gets bored with the ones he has pack them away and bring out the other set.

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