Children with ADHD: shock plan at home and at school
Children hyperactive They are usually impulsive children and act without thinking, seeking to immediately satisfy any impulse, have little tolerance for frustration and little self-control and self-control. When presenting an immaturity in the frontal lobe of the brain, they do not stop to reflect, they tend to rush into their answers and often answer before they finish listening to the question.
How do children with hyperactivity relate to others?
Aggression is also frequent, although it does not occur in all cases in the hyperactive child. His reactions to conflict situations are excessive: tantrums, crying, outbreaks of anger ... As a result, often presents problems in relationships with their peers. His provocative behavior usually causes his teammates to reject him.
So, often, in children hyperactive there are self-esteem problems (they feel rejected) and learning difficulties despite having a normal and even higher than average intellectual capacity.
Treatments for children with hyperactivity
If after having analyzed all these symptoms we think that our child can be a hyperactive child, the first thing we will have to do is consult with the pediatrician all our doubts. Some cases revert special gravity and usually require the application of a pharmacological treatment under the care and follow-up of a specialist.
But not all children are hyperactive (there are very active children who simply need to burn their energies) or they really suffer from a psychic problem. Nor do all cases of hyperactivity have the same severity. In most cases a "shock plan" set in motion from the family itself can have very beneficial effects.
Home shock plan for children with hyperactivity
Although it may seem difficult, the first step in living with a hyperactive child is to avoid violence, threats or coercion. Moreover, we will have to try to take advantage of that energy that worries us so much to achieve small concrete goals: to learn to distinguish colors through movement games, for example, can be a good trick.
We will also have to invite you to finish everything you start. But to achieve this we must pay special attention to not embarking on excessively complicated works that is sure would never end. In addition, it is convenient to teach him to master his impulses, not to lose his strength unnecessarily.
The best therapy for hyperactive children: strengthen their self-esteem
But, perhaps the best therapy of all is to strengthen your self-esteem. The hyperactive child needs to trust in himself and to achieve it the role that we ourselves play in the daily deal will be fundamental. In this way, every time you achieve a small success, a slight improvement we will show you how proud we are of him. In the same way, every time the child is nervous, nervous or does not behave correctly, we will encourage him to improve by helping him to remember how happy we all feel each time he behaves in a calm and correct way: "But if you are a child very good, but if you are able to be calm ... why are you so nervous? "
In these cases, affection is often the best medicine for hyperactivity, so do not skimp on kisses, smiles, compliments and hugs. With this balm, I'm sure it gets better little by little. And all this, of course, in an atmosphere of calm, serenity and order. For this type of children the environment usually acquires a great relevance so we will have to try to avoid clutter at home, shouting, although the child often fill our patience and, of course, the abrupt changes of routines and schedules.
And at school?
The help our little one receives at school will also be fundamental. We can talk with the teacher to agree on measures that could be taken to improve their behavior in class.
A simple and quite effective therapy is to sit the child in the first row, to avoid their distractions at the same time that the teacher worries about keeping his attention making him collaborate in the progress of the class.
Thanks to this little trick, it is certain that our son will receive very positive stimuli that will help him to improve his capacity of concentration.
How do hyperactive children learn?
We would not be the first parents who tried to teach a new activity to our "especially active" child without achieving great results. The simple fact of trying to sit the child in front of a book or a book can become a challenge in these cases.
So, how is it possible to teach these overflowing boys and girls energies? Well, simply, taking advantage of your own activity. The child needs to move so we must use that need for movement for learning.If we want to teach him the letters of the alphabet, for example, we acquire in any toy shop colorful letters of mold. Thus, by throwing them around your room, we can urge you to look for this or that letter while memorizing and identifying each of them.
Tips for parents with hyperactive children
1. When we ask you to do something, we will try to hold your eyes, assuring you that you are attending. Only then can we be absolutely certain that the child has perfectly understood our explanations.
2. It is important that you always offer precise instructions and clear. An overly convoluted explanation will only provoke discouragement and discouragement in the child.
3. Try to praise him every time you fulfill a commission correctly or, at least, try to fulfill it to the best of your ability. With this simple gesture, we will be reinforcing your self-esteem.
4. It is good to perform concentration exercises adapted to your age and knowledge. A few minutes a day dedicated to this task could become very useful for a future.
5. Let it exhaust a little while every day. The races in the park, sports such as judo or skating, games with friends ... will help you burn your energy and find yourself much better.
6. Make sure that our home reigns a serene and pleasant atmosphere. Thus, our son will feel much calmer and calmer.
7. Do not label our child every time he does not behave correctly. If we constantly say that it is a "junk", that it is a very bad child ... The only thing we will achieve is that our little one ends up acquiring that image of himself and does not struggle to improve.
In order for our little one to begin to develop his attention and concentration capacity, we can encourage him to endure doing a certain activity during a specific period of time. So with a chronometer in hand we will take note of your progress: the first day two minutes, the second six and so on.
Advice: Teresa Artola. PhD in Psychology and Master in Family Education, with extensive research and teaching in the field of Child Psychology