Depending on whom you talk to, child and hyperactivity could go hand-in-hand, having nothing to do with a behavior disorder. When a child becomes difficult to deal with most parents want to jump online and find out “what’s wrong” with them. This will usually lead them straight to a child and hyperactivity site, which will tell them the signs of ADD and ADHD. At this point almost every parent will think that they have finally found what is wrong with their 4, 5, or 6 year old child.
What if I told you there was nothing wrong with your child, and hyperactivity is a sign of being a kid? Listen to these symptoms of hyperactivity while thinking about all children you have ever seen between the ages of 3 and 10.
A child with hyperactivity may …show excitement lasting most of the day, do excessive running and talking, be resistant to home and schoolwork, find pleasure in being loud and obnoxious, not play well or share with others, and the list continues. You can basically think of the list containing everything that you have witnessed in your child over the past year. Child and hyperactivity could essentially be defined in the same words. As a matter of fact, I would be surprised if one could find a child that is not suffering from “hyperactivity” symptoms.
While this does not mean that your child does not have ADD or ADHD, it does mean that you can not be sure until they grow out of this stage in life (about age 12). Everyone knows that child and hyperactivity can be challenging. Does it have to mean that there is something wrong with your child? Absolutely not! If these symptoms are unreasonable interfering with their life then you may have something to worry about. If these symptoms seem to only be bothering you then you probably don’t have to become concerned with your child and hyperactivity.