Parenting is no easy game, and things are sure to be even difficult for you if you have a kid who seems to be bursting with energy all the time! Handling an overactive kid can be difficult, but if you’re a mom who can relate, here’s a little something to help you out!
5 Super Ways to Handle an Overactive Kid
Follow these 5 super tricks to make things easier!
Break it Down
If complex instructions leave your little one all distracted and unable to handle things, breaking it down into small chunks can help. Help them put all their attention and focus into just one thing at a time, instead of multitasking and doing a million things together. This will help your child understand the importance and benefits of staying grounded and centred.
Instead of reading out a bedtime story to your kid, make it a routine for the both of you to read together. Allow them to listen to you read sometimes, and make them read it out sometimes. This will encourage them to stay focused, and try covering different stories and subjects to keep them interested. Reading can help improve your child’s vocabulary and again, is a nice way to keep them more centred!
Provide New Outlets
With so much energy bottled up and stored, your little one obviously needs an outlet, and if that’s the case, try to keep it a healthy one. Get them to try different sports or physical activities such as swimming, football, basketball etc. They will not just aid their growth and development, but also tire them out (in a good way of course!).
Avoid Large Gatherings
Getting your overactive kid into large gatherings often can make their behaviour reach its peak! Try to avoid getting them into churches, markets, and other formal gatherings as much as possible until you both work on various ways to help them stay calm and grounded.
Reward the Right Behaviour
Try to use positive reinforcement as much as possible and make sure you reward your little one for doing the right things in a calm way, especially if they are able to do it correctly the first time without your assistance.