“Is my child too ac­tive?”

Herworld (Malaysia) - - HER STORY -

R : Young chil­dren are gen­er­ally very ac­tive and it’s per­fectly nor­mal for a two-year-old to have a short at­ten­tion span and to be eas­ily dis­tracted by things.

“Yes, it’s nor­mal.” If they can sit down to com­plete a task, such as colour­ing, that’s okay. By the time they hit five or six, the symp­toms of hy­per­ac­tiv­ity be­come more no­tice­able.

“Should I be wor­ried?” If your child has at­ten­tion deficit hy­per­ac­tiv­ity disor­der (ADHD), they will be the ones usu­ally marked as ‘naughty’ by the teach­ers! They tend to be very im­pul­sive, take risks, and can’t tell if a sit­u­a­tion is dan­ger­ous – they’ll be the sort to rush out to the mid­dle of the road.

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