How to Help Hyperactive Children

Children get bored easily, run around, forget homework. However, it’s natural when growing up in today’s world. If your child has ADHD then focusing and thinking before acting are huge challenges, but with a little effort they can be overcome. If this becomes a trend where their impulsivity starts to affect everyday life too much, it could stem from a case of ADHD. Polk County Catholic schools are aware that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is more common today than ever before, and we have solutions to help it!


Get It Diagnosed
Some children might have symptoms of ADHD, but it doesn’t mean they actually have the disorder. Going to a licensed therapist is a great idea. You’ll know what the next steps are, and what treatment plans are right for your child. Even if your child doesn’t have ADHD, it’s still better to implement daily routines similar to that of a child with it. This can help keep them focused which can reduce their inattention. 

Be Accepting
Yes, it’s frustrating when your child won’t sit still, pay attention, or blurt out the wrong things. They’re just trying their best, and don’t know where to channel all of their energy. Be accepting of their difficulties, and it might surprise you. Children who have ADHD are known for their creativity, openness, spontaneity, and drive. As long as there is communication and love, there is no going wrong.


Treatment
Going to a therapist is an excellent way to establish a consistent treatment plan. The doctor will help reduce any trouble at school, focusing, and making your child aware of their ADHD. Also, try implementing healthy nutritious foods, like fruits and vegetables into their diet. Berries, apples, bananas, broccoli, and spinach are cheap as well as nutritious options. Get your child involved in an after school activities such as band or a sport, so they have something to focus their incredible energy on.


At Polk County catholic schools, we foster an atmosphere of care and an environment of high expectations and effective discipline. To learn more about what makes us different, contact the Office of Catholic Schools at the Diocese of Orlando by dialing 407-246-4800.