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    Default normal 6 year old behaviour?

    My 6 year old worries me. She is so active I would almost class her as hyperactive. She bounces or runs everywhere. Games with her 2 year old sister and 4 year old brother ALWAYS involve chasing,instigated by her. At the dinner table she is always shifting on her chair. At school she seems ok but i know at lunch time she chases all her friends around. Her reading is quite behind no matter how much we do with her, and follow what the teacher says. however she can sit and play a computer or wii game for ages,and also colour in and do craft for ages,has a real eye for detail. Should I worry?

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    Default normal 6 year old behaviour?

    She sounds exactly like my 6 year old daughter except DD1 is a really good reader but would much prefer to be out and about running, stirring her 3 younger sisters or right now she's taking 100 photos on my ipad argh lol!!

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    Default Re: normal 6 year old behaviour?

    How do you handle her?

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    Default normal 6 year old behaviour?

    Have you tried giving her activities that will tire her, like jumping on a trampoline or something?
    If I've had a couple days at home mine 2 are usually climbing the walls they both need some physical activities.

    If your concerned that it is an attention problem, I'd take her to your GP/pead to put your mind at ease.

    Also perhaps try looking at her diet, try keeping a diary of what she is eating, then cut something out the following few weeks see if there is a difference.

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    Default normal 6 year old behaviour?

    Google salicylate and msg I've foud removing as much as I can from my DS diet has helped his ADHD &odd so much she sounds fairly tame just active. Encourage the craft activities my DS loves craft very detailed careful concentrates so when he gets home from school I hVe a craft table and snacks prepared takes his attention for about half hour or so tv time and then outside play wether permitting while I get dinner and DD Organised

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    Default normal 6 year old behaviour?

    This is exactly like my 2.5yr old, my partners mother says he was the same (she had 4 children and was 1 of 10 children so a lot to compare to).

    I take her out of the house every single day - museum, zoo(bought annual passes), monkey mania, swimming, paint & play, playground, shopping centre, friends houses, gymnastics - got to keep her stimulated/busy or she just goes crazy inside the house.

    I'm worried my second will be the same ....

    If she concentrates/tries hard at school, I wouldn't worry just yet but maybe see if some extra activities help with her concentration and using her energy.

    Sometimes hearing or eye problems can cause lack of concentration/not progressing in school have you had that stuff checked ?

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    if she able to sit and concentrate on things...then, she is in a good place.

    My son is very very active...but also very very bright. He needs all that energy burned off and he is a kinetic learner so also likes to walk and move as he learns and that helps him absorb it better.

    Have a chat to her teacher if you are concerned. Her lack of concentration might be boredom. Just check how she is settling in socially and if she is being disruptive. The teacher will tell you if concerned.

    We used a failsafe diet for DS, it really helped. I monitor the preservatives/chemicals and still keep an eye on the natural stuff (especially amines)...but, he now (at 8) is much more able to recognise when he is feeling a bit hyper and manage his own behaviour.

    ALso, we found taking up a martial art a huge positive. It is active but also based on focus and discipline. A fantastic thing in all our lives now.

    Mainly, try to embrace the energy (as draining as it can be lol) and let her grow up being OK with herself. It can be tricky as we are always telling them to slow down/be careful/calm down etc...but giving them an outlet for using there energy for things they love, will help them become even more "them".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparklebug View Post
    Have you tried giving her activities that will tire her, like jumping on a trampoline or something?
    If I've had a couple days at home mine 2 are usually climbing the walls they both need some physical activities.

    If your concerned that it is an attention problem, I'd take her to your GP/pead to put your mind at ease.

    Also perhaps try looking at her diet, try keeping a diary of what she is eating, then cut something out the following few weeks see if there is a difference.
    all she pretty much does is run around outside, jumps on the trampoline etc. so she's pretty active. she's also enroled in soccer again this year

    Quote Originally Posted by jagamoe View Post
    Google salicylate and msg I've foud removing as much as I can from my DS diet has helped his ADHD &odd so much she sounds fairly tame just active. Encourage the craft activities my DS loves craft very detailed careful concentrates so when he gets home from school I hVe a craft table and snacks prepared takes his attention for about half hour or so tv time and then outside play wether permitting while I get dinner and DD Organised
    we had to do a full salicylate free diet 2 years ago to see if it was the cause of her eczema as she as riddled with it. there was no difference in either behaviour or eczema. I am very careful about additives, colours and preservatives too and mostly cook and bake gluten free also because of our 2 year old.
    she is tame as in fairly well behaved and knows her limits at different places so i know she can control her behaviour.

    Quote Originally Posted by newmummy2010 View Post
    This is exactly like my 2.5yr old, my partners mother says he was the same (she had 4 children and was 1 of 10 children so a lot to compare to).



    Sometimes hearing or eye problems can cause lack of concentration/not progressing in school have you had that stuff checked ?
    i have her booked in for an eye test and they said the optometrist will decide after that test if she should have the behavioural optometry test done as well

    Quote Originally Posted by River Song View Post
    if she able to sit and concentrate on things...then, she is in a good place.

    My son is very very active...but also very very bright. He needs all that energy burned off and he is a kinetic learner so also likes to walk and move as he learns and that helps him absorb it better.

    Have a chat to her teacher if you are concerned. Her lack of concentration might be boredom. Just check how she is settling in socially and if she is being disruptive. The teacher will tell you if concerned.

    We used a failsafe diet for DS, it really helped. I monitor the preservatives/chemicals and still keep an eye on the natural stuff (especially amines)...but, he now (at 8) is much more able to recognise when he is feeling a bit hyper and manage his own behaviour.

    ALso, we found taking up a martial art a huge positive. It is active but also based on focus and discipline. A fantastic thing in all our lives now.

    Mainly, try to embrace the energy (as draining as it can be lol) and let her grow up being OK with herself. It can be tricky as we are always telling them to slow down/be careful/calm down etc...but giving them an outlet for using there energy for things they love, will help them become even more "them".
    you've hit the nail on the head. i had heard of that before but jsut didn't even think of it. i googled it and was just . it is her allll over. i am going to really look into it and how to help teach her etc.

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    Default normal 6 year old behaviour?

    Sounds like your on top of diet wise. I'd just encourage the crafty aspect since she seems to enjoy it and let her burn off as much energy as she can without being disruptive or in harms way. You seem fairly proactive and on the ball if you've tried everything and see no change I'd take her to the pead just to be sure. How is her sleep patterns ?

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    Sounds normal to me!


 

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