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    hyperactive child

    Dear Moms,

    The doctor rently stated that my almost 2.5yr old son is hyperactive.
    He is definitely active and at times restless.But is that a problem?
    He does have some lousy habits like sucking his thumb,pulling my hair while he is sleepy/tired/hungry.He needs to pull out each strand till he falls asleep.(yes,its extremely painful and i just cant get him to stop it.)

    Cud u share any views u may have on this.
    What is this hyperactive?
    Is it a problem....

    thanx a lot!
    engee

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    i suggest you get a second opinion, maybe from a specialist.

    i heard that once a little boy of 3 was stated by his ped that he has mental disabilities, but when the little boy was playing at home, he's all normal & can make up lyrics for a nursery rhyme.

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    am afraid i don understand what mental disabilities have to do with being hyperactive?

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    I always thought that the definition of hyperactive was “more active than the parents can cope with”. As you seem to be coping even with an active son – I wouldn’t call it hyperactive.
    Also what is the point of a label unless it helps you get some sort of help. If it is just a label then why have it.

    Best wishes,
    Barb
    (With one very active son and one very quiet son)

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    sorry, what i meant was sometimes "doctors" like to label normal children as children with special needs.

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    Definitely get a second opinion.

    Also, ask the doctor whether he meant it medically. My mom has an old story about what an active child I was and that when I was about 2 I was bouncing around the doctors office and he said (kind of joking) "She's a very active child, in fact, the word "hyperactive" springs to mind".

    Truth to tell - I was just a very active kid & I grew up normally and well. I calmed down quite a bit in primary school and now, I often enjoy being lazy and reading on the couch.

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    Dear joanne,barbwong and loupou.
    Thankyou so much for th ereplies.
    U r right!
    I myself was a very active kid and am still the same way.
    I think t too that its gud to be active.
    I was just shocked when i heard the "label" so i just cudn ask anythn more.(how stupid of me!)
    He takes a lot after my father.My father though 57 yrs old is so active and bouncing around so full of energy....so like u guys say....its just being active and happy ...thanx again moms.U have definitely made me feel better!
    engee

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    i think unless your son's activity level is making you worry, he's fine. there are toddlers who are very active & some are very quiet, be them boys or girls. some people (especially the older generation chinese), tend to believe that children should be obedient & quiet, which they label as "good". if children are active & have their own opinions, they are labelled as "bad" or "naughty". my daughter is very active, hates strangers touching her (isn't that normal?), very strong willed, and screams loudly when things doesn't go as she wishes (isn't that normal, too?). so she alwasy throws a fit when she has her check-up. her ped say that "she's spoiled", and need "disipline". i decided to change ped.

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