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Hyperactivity and children

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Children and hyperactivity

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Question:

How do you deal with a hyperactive child?

Answer:

Toddlers and young children may be very active and have a short attention span, which is normal for their age. Providing lots of healthy active play for your child can sometimes help.

If your child has a very short attention span, discuss the following possible causes with the child's health care provider:


Review Date: 3/14/2009
Reviewed By: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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