The signs of a hyperactive child may include:
- Fidgeting or squirming in their seat
- Frequently leaving their seat in class or other situations where they’re expected to remain seated
- Talking excessively and interrupting others
- Difficulty playing quietly or engaging in calm activities
- Being constantly on the go or having trouble slowing down
- Difficulty waiting their turn or taking turns during games or activities
- Often blurting out answers before the question has been fully asked
- Struggling to follow instructions or finish tasks
- Acting impulsively without thinking of the consequences
- Engaging in risky behaviors without considering the potential dangers.
It’s important to note that some level of hyperactivity is normal for young children, and it can be difficult to distinguish between typical age-appropriate behavior and true hyperactivity. If you’re concerned about your child’s behavior, it’s a good idea to talk to your child’s doctor or a mental health professional who can help you determine whether further evaluation is needed.