Differences between a nervous child of a hyperactive child
Are all nervous or very moved children hyperactive? Many parents wonder if their child will be hyperactive because they do not stop, ignore and get angry easily. We have to be clear that the hyperactive child, that is to say the one with ADHD, suffers from a disorder of neurological origin, which af
Are all nervous or very moved children hyperactive? Many parents wonder if their child will be hyperactive because they do not stop, ignore and get angry easily.
We have to be clear that the hyperactive child, that is to say the one with ADHD, suffers from a disorder of neurological origin, which affects children not only showing "excess activity" but problems of attention, sleep and school difficulties. A nervous child is not the same as a hyperactive child, we tell you what the differences are.
Nervous and restless children
Children by nature are restless, they are full of energy, so in principle we should not worry that our child does not stand still.
Therefore, we must take into account at what age the child is restless. If the child with 2 years does not stop talking, we have to consider it something normal, just acquire that ability. If with 4 or 5 years, children run and jump, again it is normal, because they are acquiring motor control.
Since the children start to walk their only goal is to take everything, investigate, climb, run jumping ... They are discovering the world. Therefore, it is important that we direct the energy of the child, that he knows where he can and where he can not give free rein to his energy, that is, that we teach him to interpret the situations and we put a series of norms and limits that help the little ones little by little self-control
On many occasions we are in the office of parents overwhelmed by the behavior of their children. "My son does not stop", "he is never quiet", the parents tell us and, after a first observation of the child in consultation, he is a calm child and attends without problems.
Nervous child but not hyperactive child
The hyperactive child is always hyperactive, the nervous child is not. It depends a lot on the child's character, temperament and environment. In order to be hyperactive, there must be a series of conditions, and they must be stable over time. In addition, it is important to pay attention to these circumstances:
- Very restless children often improve with clear guidelines for behavior. If the child in the doctor's office does not stop running and jumping but we do not tell them anything, it is not that the child is hyperactive, it is that we have not set guidelines for behavior. Hay - We must also take into account that
the level of concern of children depends a lot on our threshold of tolerance to the activity of children. - It is important
to assess the "amount of" the child does, at what times, its intensity and, in general, what the child is like. Hay - You have to assess how old you are ya, since a 3 year old child is not the same as 7 years old.
- We should not confuse vitality with hyperactivity. - The diagnosis is made by a professional and can not be established before 6 or 7 years.