my 8 yr old son very active

Sasha - posted on 03/04/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son is so active he has a hard time sitting down and i have to repeat things some times 6 times before the task that was ask is compleat. But on the other hand he can play mindcraft for hr and not move im trying to figure out alturnitive ways to keep his attion bc any type of medaction is out of the question. Thanks to all that reply


Sarah - posted on 03/04/2015




Since he can focus on the computer so well, he does not need medication. If he had ADD or ADHD, he'd have trouble focusing all of the time. When he has something to do that you predict he won't like, try to break it up into short attainable goals. If it's homework, have him do five questions and then take a break and run for a few minutes. Sometimes kids resist because the whole task seems too big. My eldest had a sensitivity to artificial food coloring that would make him very hyper and jittery. That hyperactivity would come and go, so I knew it was not ADD. Once we eliminated the Red dye from his diet thing got much easier to manage.

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