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Is it normal for children to be hyper?

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If your child is hyper, it could be because he or she is just a kid. It's normal for children of all ages to have lots of energy.

Preschoolers, for instance, can be very active -- they often move quickly from one activity to another. Older kids and teens are also energetic and don't have the same attention span as adults.

From: Why Is My Child So Hyper? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Child Mind Institute. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

National Institutes of Mental Health. What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

College of Optometrists in Vision Development,

Harvard Health Publications. Diet and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

HealthGuidance.org: "Calming Tips for Hyperactive Children."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Child Mind Institute. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

National Institutes of Mental Health. What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

College of Optometrists in Vision Development,

Harvard Health Publications. Diet and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

HealthGuidance.org: "Calming Tips for Hyperactive Children."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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