Why your child is hyperactive?

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Children’s hyperactivity is a common problem that parents and other adults must deal with. Although there are various underlying causes of this behavior, it might be challenging to understand why a child is hyperactive. Here are some of the causes of your child’s hyperactivity as well as what you can do to help them.

1. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Hyperactivity in kids may cause concern among parents since it is often associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects attention and behavior. Children with ADHD may have difficulty paying attention, following instructions, and sitting still.

2. Stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety can also contribute to hyperactivity in children. Children who are under a lot of stress may have trouble concentrating and may be easily distracted. They may also struggle to sit still and may fidget more. Stress and anxiety can also lead to a lack of sleep, which can further exacerbate hyperactivity.

3. Poor diet

Diet can also play a role in hyperactivity. Children who consume high amounts of sugar and processed foods may experience an increase in hyperactivity. A diet high in sugar, caffeine, or artificial additives may worsen hyperactivity symptoms. These foods can cause a surge in energy and an increase in stimulation, making it difficult for children to focus and concentrate. A diet that is high in sugar can also lead to a crash in energy levels, making it even more difficult for children to focus and maintain their attention.

4. When children feel abandoned

Children may feel abandoned if parents or other carers don’t offer them enough time or attention. Parents must be conscious of and responsive to their child’s needs. You may reduce feelings of neglect and promote a child’s healthy growth by showing them that you care about them and that you are encouraging and paying attention to them. Whenever we have any cause to believe a child is being ignored, we immediately seek help from a licensed healthcare professional or a child welfare organization.

5. Genetics: 

A child is more likely to exhibit symptoms of ADHD or hyperactivity if the disorder runs in the family.

6. Environmental factors:

 Exposure to toxins, such as lead, or prenatal exposure to alcohol or tobacco, can increase the risk of hyperactivity.

7. Brain development:

 Certain parts of the brain that control attention and behavior may develop more slowly in children with hyperactivity.

8. Sleep disturbances:

Lack of sleep or poor quality of sleep can contribute to hyperactivity.

It’s important to consult a medical professional if you have concerns about your child’s behavior or if you suspect they may have ADHD or another medical condition. A healthcare provider can provide a proper evaluation and develop a treatment plan if necessary.