Holiday Tips with Children Hyperactive
It is challenging to pay close attention to your hyperactive child’s attention at all times, while trying to fulfill his dream of seeing the world come true. Here’s a guide on how to pull things together as a responsible and fun parent. It is not easy to be a new parent, or a parent with 2 small children or more. Sometimes, you will get the gaze of the people around because your child is fussy, or treats the surrounding as a playground. Sometimes, others will show anxiety, being a parent requires diligent responsibilities than others see. Other people do not understand that how hard you have tried, your child can not follow what you say.
If you want to know how to travel with your hyperactive child and are always in control, see how you can minimize stress but maximize shared enjoyment. Holiday tips with your hyperactive child are very challenging:
Plan a leave with your child
Encourage your child to help plan your trip. As you consider vacationing with children, you may want to consider following what options can be done, culinary to try, and most importantly, the places you want to visit together. If they are not exposed to the cultural environment (places, food, community) of vacation destinations, take this opportunity to share their knowledge with them. You can do it the way they like, for example, if your child likes to see pictures, sketches when you tell them what they need to know. You can also give them choices. Let there be an option for your child in planning this trip. This will be an effective way to avoid “Fuss Mode” when children feel that this trip is what they want.
Prepare a strategy against “Fuss Mode”
Maybe this will make your travel plans dull, but it will be worthwhile to enjoy your trip! You can plan a game to travel, like when riding in a car, waiting for a flight or while you’re on a boat. Do not forget to bring “easy-to-carry” or repetitive toys to divert from their boredom. Or earphones and electronic devices if this is their entertainment choice. And prepare and bring snacks that they can chew so that their focus will be distracted to the sensory of the food they eat.
In addition, if you and your partner are traveling in flight, you can choose one of the seats in front of your child. This ensures that there are passengers who can tolerate (actually, it should!) There is an interruption from your child’s kick into the front seat
Create a set of rules of conduct before leaving home
Close to when your journey begins, set up the rules your child follows. You can tell them your reasons for setting rules, like, “it would be more fun for us and we could go to the aquarium earlier!” etc. Do not forget to discuss the consequences of any bad behavior on your child as well.
Keep it up with your child’s behavior
We recommend that you travel with someone close to you, your sister, your husband or wife, your best childhood friend, or anyone who can understand your situation as well as possible. In addition to not traveling and having to handle your child alone, it is also important and helpful if someone close to your child joins and makes your child feel more comfortable in the new environment.
In addition, on flights for example, if possible, signal to the flight attendant on your situation (as a poor slave to your King or Little Queen!) So they are aware of the potential need for additional help. By telling other people (guards, servants, etc.) of your child’s behavior, this is not about attracting yourself. This actually helps you take care of your child. If the situation where your child suddenly disappears and you start to panic, maybe someone is looking at your child and knowing your situation, and meeting the little adventurer elsewhere.
Prioritize safety and adjust day activities according to your child’s behavior patterns
Of course, security first! Go to a safe place for your child according to his condition. For example, if your child has anxiety in a crowded place, take your child around a less popular and less crowded but tourist-friendly place. Even so, do adjust daily activities during the trip in accordance with your child’s behavior patterns. There will be a good period in which your child enjoys exploring the outside world, and there are bad days too when your child decides to feel annoyed or angry at everything!
In addition, you can find out about the available accommodations that are child-friendly. For flights, you can check the provisions before boarding the aircraft, seats near the alley, at the very back or the front. Choose your travel time wisely, you know when the worst time of your child, and you can avoid flying during that time.
Expect a short, constant pause, but use it wisely
When traveling or going from one place to another, stop the short pause your child needs to go to the restroom, eat a meal, or take a break (especially when you are traveling by walking). However, try to adjust to your time, to avoid losing your traveling activity. Although you may need to sleep later or wake up earlier than your child, do not forget to sleep for yourself! Most importantly, do not forget that your child needs to sleep! Let your child sleep peacefully during your journey to ascertain his physical needs, and also to give yourself peace the next day, for a deep sleep ≠ anxiety.
However, if you find your child very hyperactive or difficult to concentrate, you may want to watch your child if his bad behavior occurs under the age of 7 and last more than 6 months. If your child’s behavior does not only happen at home with you, but also affects her performance at school or during social interaction, you may want to consult a specialist to check if your child has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or attention-deficit Disorder. But here are some patterns of behavior you might check before considering a doctor’s consultation!