Son always on the go

by Maria Gordillo
(Richmond, CA)

My son will be 4 in September and he's always on the go. It's so hard to go to the store, go on trips even visiting family or friends. What can I do? Is there anything that I can do to be able to have him not cry if he's not moving around? What I mean is that if he's in his stroller he want me to be walking around if I stop to look at something in no time he'll behind to cry or whine, another example is that if were in line to pay for something he'll begin to cry and whine If we go visit someone he won't sit and p

play. He will walk around and explore everything which means that either my husband or I have to be following him everywhere he goes. Please help if you have any suggestions. Thank you

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Sep 27, 2010
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Movement and distraction
by: Sabmama

My son was diagnosed with SPD at a very young age. He is now 5 and we still struggle. One thing I have found helps, listen when your child speaks. If you are in a crowded room and your child begs to go outside, take them outside for a few minutes. They are probably having a processing meltdown. They may not realize what it is, but their mind is telling them what to do before a full meltdown occurs. I also find that having him hop, skip or jump is calming. Room permitting, challenge your child to how many jumping jacks they can do. How far can they hop on one leg? In one leap? In line at the grocery store I have had my son go get me one, then two and three cans of whatever happened to be on the endcap. Oops, I didn't need that many after all. Ended up having him put them all back, one at a time of course. Also playing Pat-A-Cake as well as plain old fashioned tickling helps him to get the sensory input he is missing. I hope some of these suggestions can help you as well.

Aug 05, 2010
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omega
by: Ceci

thank you for the suggestion on omega, im going to start my son on it today. I can't wait to see what happens.

Aug 03, 2010
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Try Omega 3's
by: Anonymous

There is plenty of research on the benefits of omega-3 supplementation. Hyperactive children often have lower levels of key fatty acids in their blood when compared to other children. We started giving our 4 year old fish oil with DHA about a 3 weeks ago and we are already starting to see a difference in his behavior. Maybe it will work for you.

Aug 02, 2010
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SPD or ADHD?
by: Anonymous

I understand well the behavior of your child, because I also have the same problem with my daughter, but I could not improve the problem. Hopefully growing and doing behavioral therapy can control himself a little. Anyone have any experience valid?

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