So you just realized that your child has a lot of energy, he/she might be hyperactive all day long and might feel the same way when it’s time for bed. Having a lot of energy is a good thing for kids these days, but it can also be a sign of something serious. If you’re one of those parents that want to find out about what’s making your kid so active, you want to keep on reading this blog.
How Old Is Your Child?
Remember, it is completely normal for kids of all ages to have a lot of energy. To be exact, preschoolers are known to be very active and are known to being capable of having the same amount of energy throughout the day.
But if the energy of your child is constant throughout the day and is causing problems when it comes to their education, relationships with you, their friends, and when it comes to other things, you want to talk about his condition with your doctor.
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
If your child is extremely hyper, it doesn’t mean that they have ADHD right away. Remember, there can be other causes of being hyperactive. But if your kid is showing signs such as:
- Frequent interruption
- Having trouble following simple instructions
- Having trouble following tasks
- Having trouble in being organized
- Having a hard time remembering things
- Having a hard time in remaining patient
If your kid shows the following things, you want to talk about this with your pediatrician. Remember, a kid with ADHD shows the problems that we listed above for a long time, especially at home and school.
Too Much Sugar?
Parents should always remember that sugars are a source of energy for the body. Sugar will provide energy to the body and help form proteins. Not only that, red blood cells and the brain only use glucose for energy. Throughout the pregnancy period, glucose helps form cells and produce milk.
But this is not the case all the time.
Studies found that parents who think their children have eaten a lot of sugar rate the behavior of their kids to be more hyper than parents who think that their children have had a non-sugar substitute.
True or not, it is not a good idea to allow your kid to consume a lot of sugar. But remember, cutting it out completely is not a good idea too. Moderation is the key.